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Studies of Johnson's Dictionary , 1956-1990

Studies of Johnson's Dictionary , 1956-1990 Studies of Johnson's Dictionary, 1956-199O1 Gwin J. KoIb survey the principal discrete studies of the famous lexicon (including lication of one book and several articles and a special exhibit at Columbia University. of four books and well over a hundred articles and notes. Classifica- A he appearance of Allen Reddick's The Making of Johnson's "Dictionary," 1746-1773 (1990)2 affords an appropriate opportunity to the Plan [1747]) issued since 1955, the two-hundredth anniversary of its birth on April 15, 1755. The bicentennial was marked by the pub- The period from 1956 through 1990 witnessed the appearance tion of the essays by topics reveals that the largest number deal with the earlier traditions and sources of various parts--wordlist, etymologies, definitions, illustrative quotations, etc.--of the Dictionary. The more inclusive of this group are: W. R. Keast, "The Two Clarissas in Johnson's Dictionary," Studies in PhiMogy, 54 (1957), 429-39; David McCracken, "The Drudgery of Defining: Johnson's Debt to Bailey's Dictionarium Britannicum," Modern PhiMogy, 66 (1960), 338-41; Gwin and Ruth A. KoIb, "The Selection and Use of the Illustrative Quotations in Dr. Johnson's Dictionary," New Aspects of Lexicography, ed. Howard D. Journal of the History of Ideas, 47 (1986), 377-94. The next two largest http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

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Studies of Johnson's Dictionary, 1956-199O1 Gwin J. KoIb survey the principal discrete studies of the famous lexicon (including lication of one book and several articles and a special exhibit at Columbia University. of four books and well over a hundred articles and notes. Classifica- A he appearance of Allen Reddick's The Making of Johnson's "Dictionary," 1746-1773 (1990)2 affords an appropriate opportunity to the Plan [1747]) issued since 1955, the two-hundredth anniversary of its birth on April 15, 1755. The bicentennial was marked by the pub- The period from 1956 through 1990 witnessed the appearance tion of the essays by topics reveals that the largest number deal with the earlier traditions and sources of various parts--wordlist, etymologies, definitions, illustrative quotations, etc.--of the Dictionary. The more inclusive of this group are: W. R. Keast, "The Two Clarissas in Johnson's Dictionary," Studies in PhiMogy, 54 (1957), 429-39; David McCracken, "The Drudgery of Defining: Johnson's Debt to Bailey's Dictionarium Britannicum," Modern PhiMogy, 66 (1960), 338-41; Gwin and Ruth A. KoIb, "The Selection and Use of the Illustrative Quotations in Dr. Johnson's Dictionary," New Aspects of Lexicography, ed. Howard D. Journal of the History of Ideas, 47 (1986), 377-94. The next two largest

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Published: Apr 4, 1990

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