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English Dictionaries 800-1700: The Topical Tradition Hardcover – 9 Dec 1999


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Hüllen draws on and documents a wealth of widely scattered and relatively inaccessible literature, makes revealing and sometimes surprising interdisciplinary connections ... Hüllen manages to bring to life relatively dry and difficult material by applying modern techniques to remote frameworks ... setting new standards for research on dictionary history. (Anglistik)

This is a work of enormously broad scholarship, which brings together a range of quite diverse elements into a coherent narrative which makes for absorbing and often surprisingly entertaining reading. All in all this is a rich and multifaceted book, and one which will appeal to a variety of audiences. (David Cram, International Journal of Lexicography)

This is a rich and multifaceted book, and one which will appeal to a variety of audiences. For specialists in more than one area it will undoubtedly become one of the standard reference works. (David Cram, Int Journal of Lexicography)

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Werner Hüllen is Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He has published widely on the history of linguistics, including lexicography, and on the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language. His monograph Their Manner of Discourse: Nachdenken über Sprache im Umkreis der Royal Society (Tübingen 1989) deals with the emergence of scientific discourse in the seventeenth century and the cultivation of a plain style in English. He co-edited the Handbuch Fremdsprachenunterricht (Tübingen 1989), the Handbuch Englisch als Fremdsprache (1995), and a handbook Fachsprachen: Languages for Special Purposes (Berlin 1998-9). His most recent book is A History of Roget's Thesaurus (OUP 2004; paperback edition, 2005). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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