Comprising Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Selected Wordbooks in English
Author: Thomas Kabdebo
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
Enlarged by some 50 percent and equipped with more comprehensive name and subject indexes, the second edition of this unique guide contains bibliographic and descriptive annotations for 8,000 dictionaries. It features 1,500 additional bilingual works, 400 new subject categories, and all the major electronic dictionaries produced in English. While the primary emphasis is on language dictionaries, subject dictionaries on topics as varied as ceramics, bookbinding, and theatre as well as dictionaries issued by international bodies and agencies are included. Covering all the world's languages, works may be bilingual, monolingual, or multilingual as long as there is an English element.
Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography
Author: Rufus Gouws
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The basis for this additional volume are the three volumes of the handbooks Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (HSK 5.1–5.3), published between 1989 and 1991. An updating has been perceived as an important desideratum for a considerable time. In the present Supplementary Volume the premises and subjects of HSK 5.1–5.3 are complemented by new articles that take account of the practice-internal and theoretical developments of the last 15 years. Special attention has been given to the following topics: the status and function of lexicographic reference works, the history of lexicography, the theory of lexicography, lexicographic processes, lexicographic training and lexicographic institutions, new metalexicographic methods, electronic and, especially, computer-assisted lexicography.
The Dictionary of Lexicography addresses a wide range of issues: the traditions of dictionary-making; the different types of dictionaries and other reference works (such as thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas and directory); the principles and concerns of lexicographers and other reference professionals; and the standards of dictionary criticism and dictionary use. It is both a professional handbook and an easy-to-use reference work.
This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.