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The history of the concept of lexicography

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Abstract

A problem for historians of pre-modern lexicography is that “lexicography” and indeed “dictionary” were not clearly defined categories for pre-modern scholars. This paper discusses the dictionary-like texts of medieval Latin Christendom; examines the emergence of “dictionary” as an actor’s category in western Europe in the sixteenth century and the emergence of “lexicography” as an actor’s category in the eighteenth; and comments briefly on the applicability of these concepts to texts created in other scholarly traditions.

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