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New PDF release: Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers:

By Christine Franzen

ISBN-10: 0754656918

ISBN-13: 9780754656913

Anglo-Saxon lexicography reports Latin texts and phrases. The earliest English lexicographers are principally unidentifiable scholars, lecturers, students and missionaries. fabrics introduced from overseas by way of early academics have been augmented through their teachings and handed on by way of their scholars. Lexicographical fabric deriving from the early Canterbury university continues to be traceable in glossaries all through this era, yet new fabric was once continually additional. Aldhelm and Ælfric Bata, between others, wrote well known, a lot studied hermeneutic texts utilizing infrequent, unique phrases, usually derived from glossaries, which then contributed to different glossaries. Ælfric of Eynsham is a unprecedented identifiable early English lexicographer, strange in his loss of curiosity in hermeneutic vocabulary. the point of interest is essentially on context and the method of construction and meant use of glosses and glossaries. numerous articles learn highbrow centres the place students and texts got here jointly, for instance, Theodore and Hadrian in Canterbury; Aldhelm in Malmesbury; Dunstan at Christ Church, Canterbury; Æthelwold in Winchester; King Æthelstan's courtroom; Abingdon; Glastonbury; and Worcester.

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