Pedagogical Practices of Lexicographers in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century England

Page619-629
AuthorLinda C. Mitchell
TitlePedagogical Practices of Lexicographers in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century England
AbstractIn compiling early dictionaries for the lower and middle classes, lexicographers in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England adapted some of the pedagogical practices grammarians used in grammar books. Those practices included words illustrated with pictures, words used in sentences from literature and the Bible, and words explained with etymologies. Not all lexicographers used these pedagogical practices, but those who did were remarkably successful. Lexicographers changed the format of dictionaries and the way dictionaries were perceived by the users. I am going to examine pedagogical practices in dictionaries in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries from four perspectives: visual learning, linguistic information, encyclopedic format, and definitions of words.
SessionPART 8 - Dictionary Use
Keywordsvisible language, universal language, grammar, grammarians
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX98_2-039,
author = {Linda C. Mitchell},
title = {Pedagogical Practices of Lexicographers in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century England},
pages = {619-629},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},
}
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