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Problems in Lexicography: A Critical / Historical Edition (Hardcover)
Problems in Lexicography is an essential, classic work of practical lexicography (the practice of writing dictionaries) and meta-lexicography. Originally published over sixty years ago, it was based on the proceedings of the Indiana University Conference on Lexicography, held November 11-12, 1960. It set a standard that still holds today, three generations later.
This critical and historical edition, brilliantly researched and presented by Michael Adams, explores the enduring legacy of this classic work and promises to extend its life further into the twenty-first century. Problems in Lexicography: A Critical / Historical Edition amply demonstrates that this unique work is a book of historical significance and a worthy prologue to lexicography's present.
About the Author
Michael Adams is Provost Professor of English at Indiana University. His books include Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon; From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages; and In Praise of Profanity. Fred W. Householder, Jr., was a professor in the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University. He served as president of the Linguistic Society of America and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Sol Saporta was a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington. His books include Society, Language, and the University: From Lenny Bruce to Noam Chomsky.