German Lexicography

Research areas:
Year:
2006
Type of Publication:
In Book
Keywords:
Adelung (Johann Christoph) Campe (Joachim Heinrich) Deutsches Wörterbuch dictionaries Duden (Konrad) Early New High German German language glossography Grimm (Jacob) lexicography Old High German Paul (Hermann) Schottel(ius) (Johann) (=Justus) (Georg) Wörte
Authors:
  • Kramer, U.
Editor:
Keith, Brown
Pages:
45-52
Publisher:
Elsevier
Address:
Oxford
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Abstract:
This article sketches the most important phases in the checkered history of German lexicography from its beginnings in manuscript glossaries of the 8th century up to the electronic lexicography of the present day. The major lexicographic milestones, e.g., the Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch by J. C. Adelung, the Deutsches Wörterbuch by the Grimm brothers, the Wörterbuch der deutschen Gegenwartssprache by R. Klappenbach and W. Steinitz, and the Duden publications, are presented in chronological order. In addition, the article deals with German period dictionaries, and mentions other kinds of works such as synonym dictionaries and spelling dictionaries.