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Johnson, Samuel and Lexicography

  1. Patrick Hanks

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0579

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Hanks, P. 2012. Johnson, Samuel and Lexicography. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Samuel Johnson (1709–84) was not the first but was surely the greatest of all English lexicographers.


  • 18th century;
  • lexicography;
  • vocabulary