The Lexicon of Buda – A Glimpse into the Beginnings of Mainstream Romanian Lexicography

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Page282-295
AuthorBogdan Harhătă, Maria Aldea, Lilla Marta Vremir, Daniel-Corneliu Leucuta,
TitleThe Lexicon of Buda – A Glimpse into the Beginnings of Mainstream Romanian Lexicography
AbstractThis paper is the result of a project aimed to e-ready a dictionary dating back to 1825, namely the Lexicon of Buda (1825) that is often referred to as the starting point of Romanian modern lexicography. The expressed aim of this paper is to illustrate that The Lexicon of Buda anticipates a log tradition in the academic Romanian lexicography. In order to provide a better understanding of why this lexicon holds its place among lexicographers and linguists, there is a brief description of the status of Romanian lexicography previous to 1800, followed by a short historical development. The second part illustrates the technical novelties inherited by Romanian Academy's lexicographic works, and shows that what this lexicon and the academic dictionaries have in common are the central position in the Romanian cultural establishment and the fact that they are normative and aim to unify the linguistic norm of Romanian.
SessionLexicography and identity, indigenous languages
KeywordsRomanian lexicography, Transylvania, academic, tradition
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-012,
author = {Bogdan Harhătă and Maria Aldea and Lilla Marta Vremir and Daniel-Corneliu Leucuta and},
title = {The Lexicon of Buda – A Glimpse into the Beginnings of Mainstream Romanian Lexicography},
pages = {282--295},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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