English dictionaries, 800-1700 : the topical tradition /

Between the beginnings of European lexicography and 1700, many glossaries and dictionaries were arranged not according to the alphabet, but in a topical order which followed the influential paradigms of theology, philosophy, and natural history at that time. Together with related text genres like tr...

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Author / Creator:Hüllen, Werner.
Imprint:Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 525 pages)
Language:English
Subject:English language -- Lexicography -- History.
English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Lexicography.
English language -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Lexicography.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
Anglais (Langue) -- Lexicographie -- Histoire.
Anglais (Langue) -- 1100-1500 (Moyen anglais) -- Lexicographie.
Anglais (Langue) -- 1500-1700 (Moderne) -- Lexicographie.
Encyclopédies et dictionnaires -- Histoire et critique.
REFERENCE.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
English language -- Early modern -- Lexicography.
English language -- Lexicography.
English language -- Middle English -- Lexicography.
Woordenboeken.
Engels.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11177939
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-514) and index.
English.
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Summary:Between the beginnings of European lexicography and 1700, many glossaries and dictionaries were arranged not according to the alphabet, but in a topical order which followed the influential paradigms of theology, philosophy, and natural history at that time. Together with related text genres like treatises on terminology, didactic dialogues, and thesauri, they constitute the topical (or onomasiological) tradition which is an important lexicographical tradition in its own right. This book discusses the tradition's principles and origins, and by way of illustration draws upon early glossaries, treatises for the learning of foreign languages, and didactic dialogues. Later comprehensive works are presented as detailed in-depth studies. Professor Hullen demonstrates that the English tradition is embedded in a complex Continental tradition whose important representatives, such as Adrianus Junius and Comenius, had a great influence on the English scene.
Other form:Print version: Hüllen, Werner. English dictionaries, 800-1700. Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999