Semantics, Lexicography, and Dictionaries

  • Aarsleff, Hans. "The Early History of the OED." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 66 (1962): 417-39.

  • Bailey, Richard, ed. Dictionaries of English. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1987. (computer lexicography).

  • Condon, John C., Jr. Semantics and Communication. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1985.

  • Creswell, Thomas J. Usage in Dictionaries and Dictionaries of Usage. Publication of the American Dialect Society, nos. 63-64. University, AL: University of Alabama, 1975.

  • Crystal, David, ed. Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1987.

  • Farb, Peter. Word Play: What Happens When People Talk. New York: Knopf, 1973; Bantam, 1975.

  • Hayakawa, S. I. Language in Thought and Action. 4th ed. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1992. (or later edition)

  • Landau, Sidney. Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990.

  • Lehrer, A. Wine and Conversation. Bloomington, IN: Indianan UP, 1983.

  • Lyons, John. Linguistic Semantics: An Historical Introduction. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.

  • Murray, E. Caught in a Web of Words. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1977.

  • Kister, Kenneth. Dictionary Buying Guide. New York: Bowker, 1977.

  • ---. Kister's Best Dictionaries for Adults and Young People: A Comparative Guide. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1992.

  • Neilson, William Allen, and Thomas A. Knott, eds. Webster's New International Dictionary. 2nd ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam Webster, 1934.

  • Nilsen, D. L., and A. P. Nilsen. Semantic Theory: A Linguistic Perspective. Rowley, MA: Newbury House, 1975.

  • Palmer, F. R. Semantics. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

  • Reviews of OED (e.g, Times Literary Supplement Sept. 1982).

  • Segar, Mary. "Dictionary Making in the Early Eighteenth Century." Review of English Studies 7 (1931): 210-13.

  • Sinclair, J. M., ed. Looking UP. An Account of the COBUILD Project in Lexical Computing. London and Glasgow: Collins ELT, 1987.

  • Sledd, James, and Wilma Ebbitt. Dictionaries and That Dictionary. Chicago: Scott Foresman, 1962.

  • Sledd, James, and Gwin Kolb, eds. Dr. Johnson's Dictionary. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1955.

  • Wells, Ronald A. Dictionaries and the Authoritarian Tradition. The Hague: Mouton, 1973.

  • See also OED pp. 207-212 and bibliography beginning p. 318.
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