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Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas

Europäische Enzyklopädien und Wörterbücher in historischen Porträts

[Great European Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]

Ed. by Haß, Ulrike

Series:De Gruyter Lexikon

    179,95 € / $252.00 / £162.99*

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    November 2011
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    Aims and Scope

    This historical survey of European encyclopedias and dictionaries brings together both encyclopaedias, such as the ‘Britannica’ or the German ‘Brockhaus,’ i.e. factual reference works, and dictionaries, such as ‘Webster’s’ or the German ‘Duden,’ i.e. linguistic reference works, as outside specialist circles little distinction is made between information about ‘things’ and information about words and their meanings.
    From the Vocabolario della Accademia de la Crusca from 1612, via the great French Encyclopédie up to present-day works such as Wahrig, Duden and Wikipedia, the field of relevant works becomes increasingly tightly-knit. The individual reference works are described in historical portraits, and their particular lexicographical methodologies analysed.

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    viii, 533 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Lexicon; Dictionary; Lexicography; Encyclopedia; Knowledge
    Academics, Libraries, Institutes

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