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Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples: With Special Reference to Exemplifying Usage in Dictionary Entries (review)

Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples: With Special Reference to Exemplifying Usage in... Reviews71 Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples: With Special Reference to Exemplifying Usage in Dictionary Entries. 2007. Kusujiro Miyoshi. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. Pp. xiv + 222. Miyoshi's Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples is a Ph.D. dissertation written under the guidance of Reinhart Hartmann at the University of Exeter. Miyoshi's focus is principally that of a grammarian, and he therefore explores the treatment of "verbal examples" -- that is, citations and invented examples -- used with special categories of words that are likely to exhibit the grammatical treatment accorded these words. He examines four categories: (1) verbs of high frequency and their inflected and verb-preposition collocations; and (4) modal auxiliaries and primary "usujiro T^us J\pr forms; (2) prepositions and prepositional adverbs; (3) adjective-preposition verbs. The first four of his eight chapters, which precede the detailed analysis of the categories he has chosen to study, deal with the goals of the research and include an overview of Johnson's and Webster's views of language; the methodology employed (mainly statistical, with many charts); the historical background ofJohnson's and Webster's dictionaries; and the usual practices of such as the Bible, Dryden, etc. The purpose of the study, Miyoshi says, is "to clarify Noah http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples: With Special Reference to Exemplifying Usage in Dictionary Entries (review)

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Reviews71 Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples: With Special Reference to Exemplifying Usage in Dictionary Entries. 2007. Kusujiro Miyoshi. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. Pp. xiv + 222. Miyoshi's Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples is a Ph.D. dissertation written under the guidance of Reinhart Hartmann at the University of Exeter. Miyoshi's focus is principally that of a grammarian, and he therefore explores the treatment of "verbal examples" -- that is, citations and invented examples -- used with special categories of words that are likely to exhibit the grammatical treatment accorded these words. He examines four categories: (1) verbs of high frequency and their inflected and verb-preposition collocations; and (4) modal auxiliaries and primary "usujiro T^us J\pr forms; (2) prepositions and prepositional adverbs; (3) adjective-preposition verbs. The first four of his eight chapters, which precede the detailed analysis of the categories he has chosen to study, deal with the goals of the research and include an overview of Johnson's and Webster's views of language; the methodology employed (mainly statistical, with many charts); the historical background ofJohnson's and Webster's dictionaries; and the usual practices of such as the Bible, Dryden, etc. The purpose of the study, Miyoshi says, is "to clarify Noah

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Apr 4, 2008

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