Cover of Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction



Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction
by Lynda Mugglestone

A fascinating discussion of both the history of dictionaries and their nature, looking at whether their purpose is to control or record language, how they are made and how they are products of the context in which they are made. Lynda Mugglestone, Professor of History at Pembroke College, Oxford, looks at the perceptions and problems of dictionaries and definitions in this interesting and concise overview of the subject.

Published: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0199573790
Details: Paperback, 140 pages, 174 x 112mm

Return to books