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Collocations and the Philosophical Language of John Wilkins in William Lloyd's Lexicography of Possibilities ("An Alphabetical Dictionary", 1668).
(Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010)
"The philosophical language on which Wilkins and Lloyd worked had to analyse English lexical items rationally before providing them with equivalents. As Wilkins remarked, a verb such as 'set', taken together with all the ...
Reconstructing Ideologies. Part One: Animadversions of John Horne Tooke on the Origins of Affixes and Non-designative Words.
(Mouton De Gruyter, 1997)
I present a brief biographical sketch, a summary of some necessary comments on Tooke the philosopher and Tooke the political figure, and a description and illustration of Tooke the theorist of language. We do not arrive ...
John Wilkins’ and William Lloyd's Alphabetical Dictionary (1668): Towards a comprehensive, and systematically defined, lexicon.
The scholarship on the history of English lexicography has left the Alphabetical Dictionary by John Wilkins and William Lloyd outside of the standard chronology of important developments in lexicography. Since the dictionary ...
Synonymy and Sameness of Meaning: An Introductory Note.
(Oxford University Press, 2013-03)
The ‘problems’ with devising a meaningful thematic issue on synonymy as it pertains to lexicography are much the same as considering synonymy as it pertains to the theory and practice of lexicography: (1) one can say ...
How Abstract is the English Dictionary?
(John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1986)
I present evidence from the early history of English lexicography that will show the extent to which the 'tradition' (be it mildly labelled as influence or harshly labelled as plagiarism) can be adequately described as a ...
World Englishes and Lexicography
(Blackwell Publishing, 2006)
Dictionaries confer legitimacy upon a language as a comprehensive concept, or some part of a language, whether we call that register, dialect, lexicon, or vocabulary ... 'Legitimacy' can be understood as a shorthand for ...
The Dictionary as Philosophy: Reconstructing the Meaning of "Our Father".
(Max Niemeyer, 1995)
Writing the History of English Lexicography: Is there a History of English Lexicography after Starnes and Noyes?
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)
" [...] Fredric Dolezal's "Writing the history of English lexicography," opens up some of the most important questions addressed in the collection as a whole. How, Dolezal asks, do we write the history of English lexicography? ...
REVIEW of Werner Huellen. Networks and Knowledge in ‘Roget’s Thesaurus’. New York: Oxford University Press. 2009. vii + 217 pages. ISBN: 978 - 019-955323-5."
(Oxford University Press, 2011-02-24)
As an avid user and reader of dictionaries and thesauruses, Huellen has obviously considered not just what a dictionary or a thesaurus purports to do, but why and how these texts have semiotic value. What is the purpose ...
REVIEW: Semantics and Lexicography. Selected Studies (1976-1996). Herbert Ernst Wiegand, Eds. Antje Immken and Werner Wolski.i.
(Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America., 2001)
Professor Dr. H.E. Wiegand worked towards a theory of definition (or, more precisely, in his terms,"so- called definition") by questioning the conventional practice and theoretical premises of linguists and lexicographers. ...