Our indefatigable editor Elizabeth Knowles has just informed me that this year's Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America has been shipped to our members. If you don't receive your copy in the next three or four weeks (give it time, in the holiday crush), please inform us here at the DSNA office.
If you've not yet paid your membership dues for 2011, what are you waiting for?! Visit the membership links in the sidebar to renew your membership, or contact the office. You don't want to miss this issue!
This year's volume includes two eagerly anticipated articles on the James Boswell Scots dictionary discovered by Susan Rennie, as well as a new thematic index to the first 32 issues of Dictionaries. Here's a complete list of Vol. 32's contents:
- Susan Rennie, “Boswell’s Scottish Dictionary Rediscovered”
- James J. Caudle, “Dictionary Boswell: James Boswell (1740–1795) and his Design for A Dictionary of the Scot[t]ish Language, 1764–1825”
- Reinhard R. K. Hartmann, “Linking Up. The Role of Networking in Disciplinary Contacts within and around Lexicography, with Special Reference to Four European Countries”
- Christopher Stray, “Lex Wrecks: A Tale of Two Latin Dictionaries”
- Peter Gilliver, “Harvesting England’s Ancient Treasure: Dialect Lexicography and the Philological Society’s First Plans for a National Dictionary”
- David E. Vancil “Seven North American Dictionary Collections
- Timothy Allen, Robert Morrissey, and Glenn Roe, “Re-imagining French Lexicography: The Dictionnaire vivant de la langue française”
A memorial tribute to the late Richard W. Bailey, by Michael Adams.
Reviews of OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word by Allan Metcalf; Macmillan Collocations Dictionary by Michael Rundell; A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries, Volume IV: 1937-1984 by Julie Coleman; Dictionaries in Spanish and English from 1554 to 1740: Their Structure and Development by Heberto H. Fernández; Words in Dictionaries and History: Essays in Honour of R. W. McConchie by Olga Timofeeva and Tanja Säily; and The Bishop’s Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism in English by Ingrid Tieken-Boon.
And a complete thematic index to articles published in Dictionaries between 1979 and 2011.
The journal will be posted to Project Muse in the new year, and back issues of Dictionaries also should be available online beginning in April 2012.