English Dictionaries, 800-1700: The Topical Tradition

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Hüllen, Werner.

English dictionaries, 800-1700: the topical tradition/ Werner Hüllen.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

1. English language--Lexicography. 2. English language--Middle
English, 1100-1500--Lexicography. 3. English language--Early
modern, 1500-1700--Lexicography. 4. Encyclopedias and dictionaries--
History and criticism. I. Title.

PE1611.H84 1999

423′.028--dc21 99-30683

ISBN 0-19-823796-0

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Publisher's Acknowledgement ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures x
  • Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Note on the Text xvi
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • A. Opening the Topic 1
  • 1 - The Onomasiological Approach 3
  • 2 - On Establishing a Tradition 28
  • B: The English Tradition of Onomasiology 41
  • 3 - Hermeneumata, Latin-English Glosses, and Nominales 43
  • 4 - Colloquies, Wordbooks, and Dialogues for Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages 78
  • 5 - Treatises on Terminology 140
  • 6 - John Withals' Dictionary for Young Boys (1553) 168
  • 7 - James Howell's Dictionary for the Genteel (1660) 202
  • 8 - John Wilkins' Comprehensive Thesaurus of English (1668) 244
  • C - The European Scene (1400-1700) 303
  • 9 - Multilingual Dictionaries and Nomenclators 305
  • 10 - The Case of Johannes Amos Comenius 361
  • D. Reflections on the Topic 431
  • 11 - Towards Mental Lexicography 433
  • Appendix 449
  • Bibliography 491
  • Index 515
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