Lexicography: An Introduction by Howard Jackson

By Howard Jackson

This booklet is an obtainable creation to lexicography – the learn of dictionaries.
Dictionaries are used at domestic and in school, stated in legislations courts, sermons and parliament, and noted via crossword addicts and Scrabble gamers alike. Lexicography presents an in depth evaluation of the historical past, kinds and content material of those crucial references. Howard Jackson analyzes quite a lot of dictionaries, from these for local audio system to thematic dictionaries and people on CD-ROM, to bare the ways that dictionaries fulfil their twin functionality of describing the vocabulary of English and supplying an invaluable and obtainable reference resource.
Beginning with an creation to the phrases utilized in lexicology to explain phrases and vocabulary, and delivering summaries and recommendations for extra interpreting, Lexicography: An Introduction is very student-friendly. it's excellent for a person with an curiosity within the improvement and use of dictionaries.

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