Inversion of Grammar Books and Dictionaries in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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Page548-554
AuthorLinda C. Mitchell
TitleInversion of Grammar Books and Dictionaries in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
AbstractDuring the seventeenth century in England, grammar books often included lexicons, and dictionaries hardly existed. But by the eighteenth century, it was instead the dictionaries which included grammar, while grammar books had become nearly irrelevant. I want to argue that in the context of early modern England the enterprises of grammarians and lexicographers were distinct, and that the developments in the relations of grammar and lexicography do not constitute a progression so much as they do an inversion: in the beginning, grammar embraced lexicography, and later, lexicography embraced grammar.
SessionPART 4 - Historical and scholarly lexicography
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@InProceedings{ELX94-062,
author = {Linda C. Mitchell},
title = {Inversion of Grammar Books and Dictionaries in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries},
pages = {548-554},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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