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  • The Dictionary Society of North America: A History of the Early Years
           (Part II)
    • Abstract: Previously (Adams 2014), I described a decade-long series of conferences and intellectual impulses along the circuit of American lexicography—beginning with the original donation of dictionaries by Warren and Suzanne Cordell to the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University (ISU) in 1969 and ending with publication of the first volume of Dictionaries in 1979—that led to the founding of the Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA), by no means inevitably. Indeed, an archival view of a learned society's early years points up the frequent, critical contingencies that motivate all history, but does so at a human scale, all the more evident to senior members of DSNA who helped to found and organize it—or ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ghost-hunting': The Search for Henry Bohn's First Worcester Dictionary
    • Abstract: The story of the publication by Henry George Bohn, in London, of a corrupted version of Joseph Emerson Worcester's 1846 Universal and Critical Dictionary of the English Language (Figure 1) has several times been told, first by Worcester himself in A Gross Literary Fraud Exposed; Relating to the Publication of Worcester's Dictionary in London.1 Thus it was Worcester himself who described the event as "a gross literary fraud," and I shall accept his designation and refer to Bohn's version as the "fraud" dictionary. The nature of the "corruption" was that Bohn changed the title slightly (adding the word Pronouncing) and wrote untruthfully on the title page that it had been compiled by Worcester "from the materials of ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dictionary of Smoky Mountain and Southern Appalachian English
    • Abstract: The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain and Southern Appalachian English (Montgomery and Heinmiller forthcoming; hereinafter DSMSAE), now under contract and under final review at the University of South Carolina Press, is an outgrowth of the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English (Montgomery and Hall 2004; DSME) and is an expansion of the earlier work geographically and chronologically. By incorporating DSME and adding further material from East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, the most concentrated focus of DSMSAE remains on that part of Southern Appalachia most thoroughly documented and arguably having the greatest recognition nationally and internationally. The Smokies. Much had already been written about "the ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing and Publishing Green's Dictionary of Slang
    • Abstract: Green's Dictionary of Slang (GDoS) is the largest historical dictionary of English slang ever compiled. Originally published in three volumes in 2010, it became available online in October 2016 in its own space on the Web at https://greensdictofslang.com. Its online presence followed six years of protracted bureaucratic and technical nightmares, the partial story of which is told below. First, though, we turn to the story of the dictionary's development.The history of English slang dictionaries before GDoS was laid out by Green in his introduction to the original print edition. Since it is now available online at the GDoS site,1 there is no need to repeat it at length. For a history specifically of GDoS, we begin ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recent Advances in EcoLexicon
    • Abstract: EcoLexicon (http://ecolexicon.ugr.es) (Faber et al. 2011; Faber and Buendía 2014; Faber et al. 2016) is a multilingual terminological knowledge base concerning environmental science; it was developed by the LexiCon research group (http://lexicon.ugr.es) at the University of Granada, Spain. Initially designed and implemented in 2003, it contains 3,631 concepts and 20,342 terms in English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Modern Greek.EcoLexicon is the practical application of Frame-based Terminology (FBT) (Faber et al. 2006; Faber 2012, 2015), a theory of specialized knowledge representation that uses certain aspects of Frame Semantics (Fillmore 1982; Fillmore and Atkins 1992) to structure specialized domains ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Peter Gilliver
    • Abstract: In this magnificent book, Peter Gilliver traces "the development of the original idea of the OED from its earliest roots through the various stages of its realization, down to (more or less) the present day" (x). It is not concerned, as Gilliver is careful to say, "with detailed assessment or analysis of the content of the Dictionary," but there are some exceptions: two "interludes" (of which more below), and 32 "capsules"—short articles on individual words which illustrate various points of policy or method, or are simply interesting for their own sake. It is, as one would expect from someone with Gilliver's practical experience as a lexicographer, concerned at almost every turn with issues, both theoretical and ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words by Lynda Mugglestone
    • Abstract: Participants in a dictionary conference co-organized by Lynda Mugglestone in the year in which this book was published found a keepsake in their conference packages: a little square mat of the sort on which one puts a cup or glass, inscribedCOASTER (n.s.)    He that sails timorously near the shore.    Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755).1Those coasters anticipated this book in two ways: they encouraged their readers to think about Johnson's sense of his own work and about the connectedness of the words which he handled.Johnson's sense of his own work is revealed by the surprising word in his definition of coaster, which is "timorously": there were obvious ordinary reasons for many ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Translations of Nebrija: Language, Culture, and Circulation in the
           Early Modern World by Byron Ellsworth Hamann
    • Abstract: Who would have imagined that someone could write a truly interesting book on the topic of the wanderings and adventures of Antonio de Nebrija's Spanish to Latin dictionary (1495 and many later versions)' That is exactly what Byron Ellsworth Hamann has done in The Translations of Nebrija. This is simultaneously a scholarly work tracing the history of the numerous printings of the continually developing dictionary and its influence on bilingual lexicography throughout its first century and a quarter, and a lengthy essay that begins with the overlapping meanings of Spanish trasladar—'to copy, to translate' and 'to transport from one place to another'—and ends four chapters later with musings on book margins with ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: WITH THIS ISSUE, DICTIONARIES MOVES FROM AN ANNUAL TO A biannual publication schedule, a development the Society highlights with a new physical design. With biannual publication, the designation of our numbering system has changed: instead of a yearly "number," Dictionaries will be published in a single "volume" with two "issues" each year. To minimize possible confusion, last year's "Number 37" is succeeded by this year's "Volume 38." As you'll read in the current issue, internal and informal practice in earlier days of the Society referred sometimes to "volumes," other times to "numbers." Moving definitively to volumes and issues, the journal falls in line with nearly universal practice elsewhere.More important ... Read More
      Keywords: Dictionary Society of North America; Lexicography; English language; Bohn, Henry G.; Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.); Americanisms; Appalachian Region; Ecology; Johnson, Samuel; Nebrija, Antonio de
      PubDate: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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