A Study of the Outside Matter in 17th-Century French-English Dictionaries

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AuthorMonique C. Cormier, Herberto Fernandez
TitleA Study of the Outside Matter in 17th-Century French-English Dictionaries
AbstractThis paper deals with the outside matter in bilingual French and English dictionaries of the seventeenth century. In particular, it explores the structure of four dictionaries: Guy Miège's New Dictionary French and English, With Another English and French (1677), his Dictionary ofBarbarous French (1679) and The Great French Dictionary (1688), and Abel Boyer's Royal Dictionary (1699). The paper examines the linguistic and lexicographical problems discussed by the lexicographers. Miège and Boyer used the front matter to present the scope of the dictionary and explain their methods and principles of dictionary compilation. The evolution from the strictly normative approach of Miège to the nuanced outlook of Boyer is also discussed.
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@InProceedings{ELX06-006,
author = {Monique C. Cormier, Herberto Fernandez},
title = {A Study of the Outside Matter in 17th-Century French-English Dictionaries },
pages = {49-59},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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