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English lexicology and lexicography is that field in English language studies which examines English word-formation, the evolution of vocabulary and the composition of English dictionaries.

Further reading

  • Bauer, L. 1993. English Word-formation, “Cambridge textbooks in Linguistics”, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Baugh, A.C./ Cable, Th. 1993. A History of the English Language. London: Routledge
  • Burkett, Eva Mae. 1939. American Dictionaries of the English Language before 1861. New York: ...
  • Friend, J.H. 1967. The Development of American Lexicography 1798-1864. The Hague: Mouton
  • Green, J. 1996. Chasing the Sun. Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made. London: Jonathan Cape
  • Hartmann, R.R.K. ed. 1986. The History of Lexicography. Papers from the Dictionary Research Centre Seminar at Exeter, March 1986. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins
  • Murray, J.A.M. 1900. Evolution of English Lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Nielsen, S. 2008. The Effect of Lexicographical Information Costs on Dictionary Making and Use. Lexikos 18: 170-189.
  • Starnes, D.T./ Noyes, G.E. 1946. The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press
  • Stein, G. 1985. The English Dictionary before Cawdrey. (Lexicographica, Series Maior, 9). Tübingen: Niemeyer
  • Murray, K.M. Elizabeth. 1977. Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Reddick, A. 1990. The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Snyder, K.A. 1990. Defining Webster: Mind and Morals in the Early Republic. University Press of America
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