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When Guy Miège ventured into dictionary-making in London in 1677, his aim was to stand up against Randle Cotgrave’s celebrated Dictionary of the French and English Tongues . Among other concerns, Miège, a teacher of French, considered Cotgrave’s dictionary useless for pedagogical purposes....
The major bilingual opus by lexicographer Abel Boyer, the Royal Dictionary. In Two Parts. First, French and English. Secondly, English and French , became an immediate success at the beginning of the eighteenth century and remained in use until the end of the nineteenth century. This remarkable...
Antoine Furetière’s Dictionnaire universel , published posthumously in 1690, was considered by many to be the most comprehensive French dictionary of the time. Its avowed aim was to include the terms of all the sciences and arts. While Furetière’s lexicographic achievements have been the...
This study investigates the reasons for Alberti’s uncommon celebrity for over a century, from the first publication of his dictionary (1771–1772) until 1881, when he was still held up as a model by other lexicographers. While compiling his bilingual dictionary, Alberti referred to the...
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