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Title: The Rise of Dictionary Societies and Dictionary Journals
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S (author)
Publication Date: 1982
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Abstract: The 1970s have seen, along with the most productive decade of dictionary making and publishing in world history, the organisation of many congresses, collections, societies and journals concerned with (the practicalities of) lexicography - notably since the first Congress on Historical European Lexicography in Florence in 1971. At the Second (at Leiden) in 1977 there were formulated certain new 'definitions' for this subject area, viz.: (1) the 'lexicographer ... is a person whose learning is boundless and whose dictionary does not know the limits of time and space'; and (2) the 'dictionarist ... a person who produces a tangible, finished reference work'; and (3) the new comings together of the two as encounters where the visionaries (i.e. lexicographers) and practical editors (i.e. dictionarists) present proposals for new dictionaries and for refinements of old ones? In particular the lexicographer was seen as someone functioning 'between linguistics and society'.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) XXI Congress, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 27th January - 3rd February, 1982
Source of Publication: AULLA XXI Proceedings and Papers, p. 334-336
Publisher: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association
Place of Publication: Palmerston North, New Zealand
ISSN: 090856497X
Field of Research (FOR): 200302 English Language
200303 English as a Second Language
200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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