Considine, John





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Considine, John, Small dictionaries and curiosity: lexicography and fieldwork in post-medieval Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Small dictionaries and curiosity: lexicography and fieldwork in post-medieval Europe
Place
Oxford
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
2017
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Includes chapters on Edward Lhuyd and his Glossography (1707).

Abstract (cited)
Small dictionaries and curiosity is a contribution to the history of lexicography, which gives an account of the first European dictionaries and wordlists of minority languages and dialects, from the end of the Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century. These wordlists were collected by people who were curious about the unrecorded or little-known languages they heard around them. They come from the whole of Europe, from the British Isles to the Ottoman Empire, and from the Basque country to the eastern parts of European Russia. Between them, they document more than forty language varieties. The book gives an account of about ninety of these dictionaries and wordlists, some of them single-page jottings and some of them full-sized printed books, paying attention to their content and their context alike. Its perspective is not only that of the history of linguistics, but that of the cultural history and the intellectual history of Europe.
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Lhuyd, Edward, Archæologia Britannica, giving some account additional to what has been hitherto publish’d, of the languages, histories and customs of the original inhabitants of Great Britain: from collections and observations in travels through Wales, Cornwal, Bas-Bretagne, Ireland and Scotland, vol. 1: Glossography, Oxford, 1707.
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History, society and culture
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Edward LhuydLhuyd (Edward)
(d. 1709)
Llwyd (Edward)
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Dennis Groenewegen