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Author Miyoshi, Kusujiro.
Title Johnson's and Webster's verbal examples : with special reference to exemplifying usage in dictionary entries / Kusujiro Miyoshi.
Imprint Tubingen : Niemeyer, 2007.

Author Miyoshi, Kusujiro.
Series Lexicographica. Series maior ; 132
Lexicographica. Series maior ; 132.
Subject Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Dictionary of the English language.
Webster, Noah, 1758-1843. American dictionary of the English language.
English language -- Lexicography.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-219) and indexes.
Contents 1: Introduction -- 2: Methodology -- 3: The Historical Background of Johnson's and Webster's Dictionaries -- 4: Johnson's and Webster's Usual Practices in Supplying Verbal Examples -- 5: Verbal Examples in Entries on Verbs of High Frequency and the Inflected Forms of Such Verbs -- 6: Verbal Examples in Entries on Prepositions and Prepositional Adverbs -- 7: Verbal Examples for Adjective-preposition and Verb-preposition Collocations -- 8: Verbal Examples Supplied for the Treatment of Modal Auxiliaries and Primary Verbs -- 9: Conclusion.
Summary This book analyses Noah Webster's and Samuel Johnson's use of verbal examples in their dictionaries as a means of giving guidance on word usage. The author's major interest lies in elucidating how uniquely Webster, who was originally a grammarian, made use of verbal examples. In order to achieve this purpose, the author provides chapters based on types of entry words in their functional contexts. Johnson's selection of sources of citations and the frequency of his quoting citations tended to vary strongly according to the type of entry word; he also supplied invented examples rather than citat.
Note English.
ISBN 9783484970939 (electronic bk.)
3484970936 (electronic bk.)
9783484391321 (pbk.)
3484391324 (pbk.)
OCLC # 666905961
Additional Format Print version: Miyoshi, Kusujiro. Johnson's and Webster's verbal examples. Tubingen : Niemeyer, 2007 9783484391321 (DLC) 2007425192 (OCoLC)85843029

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