The new world of words or a General English dictionary

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The First Century of English Monolingual Lexicography

However, Phillips's New World contains only 1.2 times as many words as Cockeram's Dictionarie, and J. K.'s NED offers a ... a book entitled A World of Errors Discovered in the New World of Words, or General English Dictionary (1673), ...

Author: Kusujiro Miyoshi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443893466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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This book deals with monolingual English dictionaries from 1604 to 1702. The major scholarly reference works which individually treat early English dictionaries are De Witt Starnes and Gertrude Noyes’s English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson: 1604–1755 (1946) and The Oxford History of English Lexicography (2009) edited by A. P. Cowie. However, when we proceed with reading the dictionaries with primary attention to their provision of lexical information, an array of deficiencies in Starnes and Noyes’s account stands out. There are two main reasons for these deficiencies; one is the fact that Starnes and Noyes’s analyses of the dictionaries are mainly made in accordance with the contents of their title pages and introductory materials, and the other is that the two authorities are excessively conscious of the external history of the dictionaries they discuss. The method of investigation of the dictionaries in this book differs greatly from these previous studies. Through it, various facts, which have been unnoticed for centuries, come to be revealed, including not only an array of historically significant methods for the lexical treatment of words and phrases, but also the highly creative use of other dictionaries in one specific dictionary, as well as the previously unrecognized direct and indirect influence of one dictionary on others.

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

106 [See] The New World of English Words: or, a General Dictionary (London, 1658). Cf. Godwin (1815, 139–140 and 151–156). 107 [See] A World of Errors discovered in the New World of Words or General English Dictionary; and in Nomothetes ...

Author: John Considine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351870252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 578

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Three major developments in English lexicography took place during the seventeenth century: the emergence of the first free standing monolingual English dictionaries; the making of new kinds of English lexicons that investigated dialect or etymology or that keyed English to invented 'philosophical' languages; and the massive expansion of bilingual lexicography, which not only placed English alongside the European vernaculars but also handled the languages of the new world. The essays in this volume discuss not only the internal history of lexicography but also its wider relationships with culture and society.

The Theory of English Lexicography 1530 1791

3.38 The New World of English Words: or, a General Dictionary by Edward Phillips (1658) was revised by John Kersey and published under almost the same title, The New World of Words: or, Universal English Dictionary (1706).22 Kersey's ...

Author: Tetsuro Hayashi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027209597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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This book serves as a welcome addition to the better known "English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755," by Starnes & Noyes (new edition published by Benjamins 1991). Whereas Starnes & Noyes describe the history of English lexicography as an evolutionary progress-by-accumulation process, Professor Hayashi focuses on issues of method and theory, starting with John Palsgrave's "Lesclarissement de la langue francoyse" (1530), to John Walker's "A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language" (1791). This book also includes a detailed discussion of Dr. Johnson's influential "Dictionary of the English Language" (1755).