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Historical Dictionaries in their Paratextual Context

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Historical Dictionaries in their Paratextual Context

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Both dictionary and paratext research have emerged recently as widely-recognised research areas of intrinsic interest. This collection represents an attempt to place dictionaries within the paratextual context for the first time. This volume covers paratextual concerns, including dictionary production and use, questions concerning compilers, publishers, patrons and subscribers, and their cultural embedding generally. This book raises questions such as who compiled dictionaries and what cultural, linguistic and scientific notions drove this process. What influence did the professional interests, life experience, and social connexions of the lexicographer have? Who published dictionaries and why, and what do the forematter, backmatter, and supplements tell us? Lexicographers edited, adapted and improved earlier works, leaving copies with marginalia which illuminate working methods. Individual copies offer a history of ownership through marginalia, signatures, dates, places, and library stamps. Further questions concern how dictionaries were sold, who patronised them, subscribed to them, and how they came to various libraries.

Author Biography

Roderick McConchie, Independent Researcher, Finland; Jukka Tyrkk , Linnaeus University, Sweden.
Release date Australia
September 24th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Jukka Tyrkkoe Edited by Roderick McConchie
Illustrations
25 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
de Gruyter
Pages
330
ISBN-13
9783110572865
Product ID
28249143

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