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Published: 18 August 2011

160 Pages | 18 black and and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199573790

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Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Lynda Mugglestone

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the history from their origins to modern day online and electronic dictionaries
  • Explores both the myths and reality about dictionaries
  • Includes examples comparing dictionary entries in different volumes through time and across nations
  • Considers the idea that dictionaries are cultural documents that are connected to the world in which they were produced
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide