Lexicographers and grammarians in the history of English

This book delves into three scholars who contributed to the advancement of English lexicographic and grammar writing tradition between the 16th and the 19th century. Specifically, Peter LEVINS authored Manipulus Vocabulurom (1570), the first hardword rhyming dictionary; Anthony HUISH’s Priscianus Nascens (1660) and Priscianus Ephebus (1668) were aimed at English schoolboys learning to translate from English into Latin and vice versa; finally, Percival LEIGH’s Comic English Grammar (1840) laid bare a cross section of English socio-linguistic idiosyncrasies that could hardly be unveiled in a ‘serious’, scholarly way. From language teaching to translation, from lexicology to lexicography, from theoretical studies to socio-linguistic parody, the three scholars examined complement each other in terms of genres exploited, content analysed and methodology enacted; most of all, they testify to the fact that viewing language – particularly lexico-grammar – from different perspectives is a winning way to understand the past (and present) of language itself.

di Roberta  Facchinetti

ENGLISH Roberta Facchinetti is Full Professor of English at the University of Verona, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She is specialised in: a. Media discourse, with special focus on the language of journalism, b. The language of negotiations, c. Lexicology and lexicography, d. Diachronic and synchronic corpus linguistics. The publications resulting from the above-mentioned studies are almost exclusively international. She has received the following international awards: -“Premio por la alta calidad de su trabajo” awarded by the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (January 2015); - Primo Premio alla Cultura “Artemisia Gentileschi” for Academic excellence, awarded by the International Students Union (March 2005). She is Co-Director of the journal IPERSTORIA: Testi Letterature, Linguaggi, rated Class A Journal by ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes). ITALIANO Roberta Facchinetti è Professore Ordinario di Lingua Inglese all’Università di Verona, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere. E' specializzata in: a. Linguaggio dei Media tradizionali e digitali, con particolare riferimento al discorso giornalistico online e offline, b. Linguaggio delle negoziazioni, c. Lessicografia e lessicologia, d. Linguistica dei corpora in prospettiva sia sincronica che diacronica. Le sue pubblicazioni sono quasi esclusivamente di respiro internazionale. Ha ricevuto i seguenti premi: • Premio “por la alta calidad de su trabajo” (gennaio 2015), conferito dal Ministro della Scienza, Tecnologia e Ambiente di Cuba, • Primo Premio alla Cultura “Artemisia Gentileschi” (marzo 2005) per eccellenza in ambito accademico, conferito dall’International Students Union. E' co-direttore della rivista di Classe A (ANVUR) Iperstoria: Testi, Letterature, Linguaggi.

Lexicographers and grammarians in the history of English

Caratteristiche Tipografiche

Pagine 99
Formato 14x21
Rilegatura Brossura

Edizione Italiana

Ultima Edizione Stampa  2019
Anno 2019
ISBN 9788864645513