Living Words: Language, Lexicography and the Knowledge Revolution Tom McArthur

ISBN: 9780859896207

Published: January 1st 1998

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304 pages


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Living Words: Language, Lexicography and the Knowledge Revolution  by  Tom McArthur

Living Words: Language, Lexicography and the Knowledge Revolution by Tom McArthur
January 1st 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780859896207 | 4.31 Mb

In this unique and entertaining collection of articles, a noted scholar and compiler of key works of reference reflects on the nature of language, the art of lexicography, and the breathtaking developments in communication, the media, and informationMoreIn this unique and entertaining collection of articles, a noted scholar and compiler of key works of reference reflects on the nature of language, the art of lexicography, and the breathtaking developments in communication, the media, and information technology in the late twentieth century.Living Words ranges over three main subjects: language at large, and in particular English, the most widely used language in the history of the world- the art and study of dictionaries and reference science, embracing all past, present, and potential reference materials from the Oxford English Dictionary to the Yellow Pages- and the processes through which communication, information, and knowledge have evolved -- from cave art to the personal computer.



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