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2. History

2. History  

Lynda Mugglestone

in Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573790.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199573790
From a global perspective, the history of dictionaries spans thousands of years. Long before printing, scribal culture engaged with the various ways in which the knowledge of words might be ... More
6. Last words

6. Last words  

Lynda Mugglestone

in Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573790.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199573790
Modern dictionaries (and dictionary-making) are widely affected by the digital revolution. How the dictionary is to be used, as well as how it is to be written, and by whom, emerge as new ... More
3. Authorities

3. Authorities  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198709251
‘Authorities’ considers how the rules of usage are established. It first describes the role of dictionaries, frequently held to be the ultimate authority. It then discusses linguistic ... More
IntroductionAbolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain

Introduction: Abolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190213220
This brief survey of abolitionism focuses mostly on Anglo-American reformers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it also surveys Atlantic-wide movements that began with slave ... More
Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction  

Lynda Mugglestone

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573790.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199573790
Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates that dictionaries are not merely works which list the words and meanings of a language. They are human products, reflecting ... More
5. Truth

5. Truth  

Lynda Mugglestone

in Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573790.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199573790
That dictionaries engage with truth is a commonplace in the history of lexicography. ‘Truth’ shows how difficult that quality can be to achieve. Factual errors can be revealed in relatively ... More
AbolitionismA Very Short Introduction

Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard S. Newman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190213220
The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, redefining the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. In the ... More

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