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Lexicography : An Introduction - Howard Jackson


An Introduction

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An accessible introduction to the subject, "Lexicography: An Introduction" provides a detailed overview of the history, types and contents of these essential references. Analyzing a variety of dictionaries: ones geared to native speakers, thematic ones and those on CD-ROM, Howard Jackson reveals the myriad of ways that dictionaries fulfill their dual function of describing the vocabulary of English and providing a useful reference source. This introduction contains an introduction to terms used in lexicography and offers suggestions for further reading. Ideal for all who want to learn how a dictionary creates knowledge and who want to know how a dictionary is created.

1. Words -- 2. Facts about words -- 3. The dictionary -- 4. The beginnings -- 5. The New English Dictionary -- 6. Up to the present -- 7. Users and uses -- 8. Meaning in dictionaries -- 9. Beyond definition -- 10. Etymology -- 11. Dictionaries for learners -- 12. Abandoning the alphabet -- 13. Compiling dictionaries -- 14. Criticising dictionaries.

ISBN: 9780203467282
ISBN-10: 0203467280
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 11th April 2002