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Author Considine, John (John P.)

Title Academy dictionaries 1600-1800 / John Considine
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Conventions; Chapter 1 Introduction; 'Nous nous étonnames, de voir l'Abada': a dictionary reader at work; The shape of this book; Chapter 2 The beginnings of the academy tradition; A remarkable dictionary entry; The study of the Italian language in the sixteenth century; Italian academies; The Accademia della Crusca and the Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca (1612, 1628); The third and fourth editions of the Vocabolario (1691, 1729-1738)
The Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft and its dictionary projects (1640s onwards) and Kaspar Stieler's Teutschen Sprache Stammbaum ... Peder Syv, Matthias Moth, and their Danish dictionary projects (c. 1668-1692, 1697-1717); Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz and his historical and etymological German dictionary project (c. 1705); Chapter 6 The academy tradition from the seventeenth century to 1750; Projected English dictionaries in the academy tradition (1660 to 1744); Ephraim Chambers and his Cyclopaedia (1728); The Societät der Wissenschaften of Berlin and its dictionary projects (1700, 1711)
The Real Academia Española and the Diccionario de la lengua castellana (1726-1739)Academy dictionaries and national languages at mid-century; Chapter 7 Samuel Johnson and Johann Christoph Adelung; Another remarkable dictionary entry; Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary (1747); The making of Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (1755); The structure and reception of Johnson's Dictionary; Two predecessors of Adelung: Matthias Kramer (1700-1702) and J.L. Frisch (1741)
The achievement of the Vocabolario della CruscaChapter 3 The making of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise, and its seventeenth-century rivals; Early modern French lexicography and the founding of the Académie françoise; The dictionary project of the Académie from 1634 to 1672; The dictionary project of the Académie from 1672 to 1692; The Dictionnaire françois of Richelet (1680); The Dictionaire universel of Furetière (1690); Three kinds of dictionary; Chapter 4 The Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise from its publication to the end of the eighteenth century
The publication of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie (1694)The reception of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie; The Dictionnaire des arts et des sciences of Thomas Corneille (1694); From the second to the fourth edition of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise (1718, 1740, 1762); The dictionary projects of Voltaire and Pougens (1778 onwards); The fifth edition of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise (1798); The founding of an academy tradition; Chapter 5 The Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft and its offshoots in Germany and Denmark from the 1640s to the mid eighteenth century
Summary "This is the first unified history of the large, prestigious dictionaries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, compiled in academies, which set out to glorify living European languages. The tradition began with the Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca (1612) in Florence and the Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise (1694) in Paris, and spread across Europe - to Germany, Spain, England, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Russia - in the eighteenth century, engaging students of language as diverse as Leibniz, Samuel Johnson, and Catherine the Great. All the major academy and academy-style dictionaries of the period up to 1800, published and unpublished, are discussed in a single narrative, bridging national and linguistic boundaries, to offer a history of lexicography on a European scale. Like John Considine's Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2008), this study treats dictionaries both as physical books and as ambitious works of the human imagination"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Europe -- History and criticism
Learned institutions and societies -- Europe -- History -- 17th century
Learned institutions and societies -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Lexicography -- Europe -- History -- 17th century
Lexicography -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Multi-Language Dictionaries.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- General.
Learned institutions and societies.
REFERENCE -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1107741998