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Dictionaries : The Art and Craft of Lexicography - Sidney I. Landau

Dictionaries

The Art and Craft of Lexicography

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Published: 31st December 2009
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This second edition of Sidney I. Landau's landmark work offers a comprehensive and completely up-to-date description of how dictionaries are researched and written, with particular attention to the ways in which computer technology has changed modern lexicography. Landau has an insider's practical knowledge of making dictionaries and every feature of the dictionary is examined and explained. Written in a readable style, free of jargon and unnecessary technical language, it will appeal to readers with no specialist knowledge of the field, as well as to professional lexicographers.

'This new version is superb. It gives succinct sketches of all the important dictionaries of English from the earliest days up to now, on both sides of the Atlantic.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Thorough and reliable this second edition (now much enlarged, but still impeccably produced) still is: let us be clear right from the start, it is an excellent book ... Sidney Landau's book is an admirable achievement. I have no doubt that it will meet with the same approval as the first edition in its time, from students, teachers of general lexicography, and professional lexicographers, as well as by compilers of technical and/or scientific dictionaries - a role in which it is probably unequalled.' Henri Bejoint, International Journal of Lexicography 'The book is written in simple language that non-linguists can understand easily ... this new edition, like the first, makes good, comfortable reading, with its abundant notes ... Sidney Landau's new book is an admirable achievement. I have no doubt that it will meet with the same approval as the first edition in its time, from students, teachers of general lexicography and professional lexicographers, as well as by compilers of technical and/or scientific dictionaries - a role in which it is probably unequalled.' International Journal of Lexicography

Abbreviations
Preface to the paperback edition
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction
What is a dictionary
A brief history of English lexicography
Key elements of dictionaries and other language references
Definition
Usage
Dictionary making
Computer use and the future of dictionary making
A miscellany
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521780407
ISBN-10: 0521780403
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 31st December 2009
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised