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Title English dictionaries as cultural mines [electronic resource] / edited by Roberta Facchinetti.
Publisher Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
book jacket

Description 1 online resource (vi, 264 p.) ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Roberta Facchinetti -- "Riches: money, or precious goods": the lexis of wealth in modern English / Elisabetta Lonati -- Phraseology in time: examples of culture-bound expressions from Baretti's Easy phraseology (1775) and from Duverger's Dictionary (1810?) / Stefania Nuccorini -- Giving voice to local cultures: reflections on the notion of "dialect" in the English Dialect Dictionary / Marta Degani and Alexander Onysko -- Culture-specific lexis and knowledge sharing in the global village / Susan Kermas -- Brand culture mirrored in dictionaries: generic trademarks in English and Italian / Cristiano Furiassi -- Culture-specific lexical items, concepts and word-level communicative strategies in English-Bulgarian/Bulgarian-English lexicography / Alexandra Bagasheva -- Translating the lexicon of the law: a cross-linguistics study of De Franchis's Law Dictionary / Elisa Mattiello -- Art for dictionaries' sake: comparing cultural outlooks through dictionaries and corpora / Geoffrey Clive Williams -- Towards a corpus-driven bilingual Italian-English dictionary of collocations / Barbara Berti and Laura Pinnavaia -- An innovative tool for an all-inclusive sports language database / Alessandro Fazio -- Intercultural and ideological issues in lexicography: a prototype of a bioethics dictionary / Alessandra Vicentini ... [et al.].
Summary Discusses "the role of dictionaries in the identification and expression of cultural aspects in language, with special reference to English. As such, its eleven chapters have been arranged to focus on general, genre-specific, monolingual and bilingual lexicography, both from a diachronic and a synchronic perspective"--Cover, page [4].
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias bisacsh
Electronic books.
Alt Author Facchinetti, Roberta, 1967-
ISBN 1443843067 (electronic bk.)
9781443843065 (electronic bk.)
OCLC 820123418

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