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Niek Veldhuis, Frank Feder, Françoise Bottéro, Lata Mahesh Deokar, Jean-Luc Chevillard, Rolando Ferri, Nathan Vedal, Ramzi Baalbaki, Aharon Maman, Mårten Söderblom Saarela, Marek Stachowski, Stefano Valente, John Considine, Henning Klöter, David Lurie, Heokseung Kwon, John D. Phan, Luciano Rocchi, Arthur Dudney, Walter Hakala, Lisa Mitchell, Jan Hoogland, Tsvi Sadan, Rick Derksen, Ulrike Haß, Charlotte Brewer, Michael Adams, Pascale Renders, Otto Zwartjes, Willem de Reuse, Toon Van Hal, Gonçalo Fernandes, William B. McGregor
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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107178861
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  • A dictionary records a language and a cultural world. This global history of lexicography is the first survey of all the dictionaries which humans have made, from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, and the Greco-Roman world, to the contemporary speech communities of every inhabited continent. Their makers included poets and soldiers, saints and courtiers, a scribe in an ancient Egyptian 'house of life' and a Vietnamese queen. Their physical forms include Tamil palm-leaf manuscripts and the dictionary apps which are supporting endangered Australian languages. Through engaging and accessible studies, a diverse team of leading scholars provide fascinating insight into the dictionaries of hundreds of languages, into the imaginative worlds of those who used or observed them, and into a dazzling variety of the literate cultures of humankind.

    • Offers the first comprehensive account of the full history of lexicography spanning five thousand years
    • Provides a truly global history of dictionaries, covering about three hundred languages
    • Delivers engaging and accessible contributions from leading scholars in the field
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107178861
    • length: 972 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Ancient World:
    1. Ancient Mesopotamia Niek Veldhuis
    2. Ancient and Coptic Egypt Frank Feder
    3. Ancient China Françoise Bottéro
    4. Ancient India Lata Mahesh Deokar and Jean-Luc Chevillard
    5. The Greco-Roman world Rolando Ferri
    Part II. The Pre-Modern World:
    6. China c.600–c.1700 Nathan Vedal
    7. India and Tibet, c.500–c.1750 Lata Mahesh Deokar and Jean-Luc Chevillard
    8. Arabic to c.1800 Ramzi Baalbaki
    9. Hebrew to c.1650 Aharon Maman
    10. The Chinese periphery to c.1800 Mårten Söderblom Saarela
    11. The Turkic languages and Persian to c.1700 Marek Stachowski
    12. Byzantine Greek Stefano Valente
    13. Medieval Latin Christendom John Considine
    14. Early modern Western and Central Europe John Considine
    Part III. The Modern World: Continuing Traditions:
    15. China from c.1700 Henning Klöter
    16. Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese from c.1800 David Lurie, Heokseung Kwon and John D. Phan
    17. Turkish and Persian from c.1700 Luciano Rocchi and Arthur Dudney
    18. South Asia from c.1750 Walter Hakala and Lisa Mitchell
    19. Arabic from c.1800 Jan Hoogland
    20. Modern Hebrew Tsvi Sadan
    21. The Slavic and Baltic languages Rick Derksen
    22. The Germanic languages other than English from c.1700 Ulrike Haß
    23. Standard varieties of English from c.1700 Charlotte Brewer
    24. Regional varieties of English Michael Adams
    25. The Romance languages from c.1700 Pascale Renders
    Part IV. The Modern World: Missionary and Subsequent Traditions:
    26. Missionary traditions in South America Otto Zwartjes
    27. Missionary traditions in Mesoamerica Otto Zwartjes
    28. Missionary and subsequent traditions in North America Willem de Reuse
    29. Missionary traditions in East Asia Otto Zwartjes
    30. European traditions in India and Indonesia Toon Van Hal
    31. Missionary and subsequent traditions in Africa Gonçalo Fernandes
    32. Missionary and other traditions in Australia William B. McGregor.

  • Editor

    John Considine, University of Alberta
    John Considine is Professor of English at the University of Alberta. He is the author of Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe: Lexicography and the Making of Heritage (Cambridge, 2008), Academy Dictionaries 1600–1800 (Cambridge, 2014), and Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe (2017); he has edited or co-edited six other books on lexicography. He has contributed to the Oxford English Dictionary for the last thirty years, formerly as library researcher and as assistant editor, and now as a consultant.

    Contributors

    Niek Veldhuis, Frank Feder, Françoise Bottéro, Lata Mahesh Deokar, Jean-Luc Chevillard, Rolando Ferri, Nathan Vedal, Ramzi Baalbaki, Aharon Maman, Mårten Söderblom Saarela, Marek Stachowski, Stefano Valente, John Considine, Henning Klöter, David Lurie, Heokseung Kwon, John D. Phan, Luciano Rocchi, Arthur Dudney, Walter Hakala, Lisa Mitchell, Jan Hoogland, Tsvi Sadan, Rick Derksen, Ulrike Haß, Charlotte Brewer, Michael Adams, Pascale Renders, Otto Zwartjes, Willem de Reuse, Toon Van Hal, Gonçalo Fernandes, William B. McGregor

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