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Published: 29 January 2009

1312 Pages

6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199285624

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The Oxford History of English Lexicography

Volume I: General-Purpose Dictionaries; Volume II: Specialized Dictionaries

A. P. Cowie

  • Meets the needs of historians of lexicography and those interested in a specific topic such as place names or slang
  • Describes the OED-derived dictionaries, including dictionaries of Scots, and Old and Middle English
  • Covers all the major varieties of English
  • Covers the complete history, from medieval glosses to contemporary on-line publication
  • Written by distinguished international scholars