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Dictionaries : The Art and Craft of Lexicography

Landau, Sidney I.

Cambridge University Press
Published:April 26, 2001

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A reprint of the Scribner edition (1984)--the excellence of which is acknowledged by BCL3. Landau is a great scholar and practitioner of lexicography (International dictionary of biology and medicine) being a recent masterpiece). This is a comprehensive guide to English language dictionaries which explains what distinguishes dictionaries from all other reference books, reviews the history of dictionary writing, explores how definitions are compiled, written, and edited, and discusses the role of usage guides. Includes a critical bibliography of the major dictionaries in English. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.

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