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REVIEW: A History of Roget’s Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design. By Werner Hüllen.
(John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2005)
"Werner Hüllen makes a thoughtful, well-documented, and wide-ranging case for placing Peter Mark Roget’s (1779–1869) popular, and by now iconic, Thesaurus (1852) at what he claims is an important nexus in the history of ...
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 ...
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: 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. ...
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 ...
The Construction of Entries in the 'ALPHABETICAL DICTIONARY'(1668) of John Wilkins and William Lloyd
(Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1984)
The primary lexicographical component of An Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language (1668), the ALPHABETICAL DICTIONARY (with William Lloyd as co-author), has received only passing mention ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Dictionary as Philosophy: Reconstructing the Meaning of "Our Father".
(Max Niemeyer, 1995)