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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Lexicography
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Howard Jackson

An accessible introduction to the subject, Lexicography provides a detailed overview of the history, types and contents of these essential references.
Analyzing a variety of dictionaries: ones geared to native speakers, thematic ones and those on CD-ROM, Howard Jackson reveals the myriad of ways that dictionaries fulfill their dual function of describing the vocabulary of English and providing a useful reference source. This introduction contains an introduction to terms used in lexicography and offers suggestions for further reading. Ideal for all who want to learn how a dictionary creates knowledge and who want to know how a dictionary is created.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415231736
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: 25.95