The Beginnings of Lexicological Concepts in the Age of Enlightenment

Kiss, Margit (2019) The Beginnings of Lexicological Concepts in the Age of Enlightenment. In: Aufgeklärte Sozietäten, Literatur und Wissenschaft in Mitteleuropa. De Gruyter, pp. 229-238. ISBN 9783110637649

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Several projects were draftedto develop the conceptual frameworks for thedictionaries emerging during the Hungarian linguistic reform and the Reform Era, as well as for the presentation of the Hungarian vocabulary of the time.1 An influential plan was submitted to the Marczibányi Competition in 1817 by József Teleki,2 who would become the first Presidentof the Hungarian Scholarly Societyestablished in 1830. In 1834, the Society printed for its members the draft of the encyclopaedic dictionary based largely on Teleki’s work. Several proposals had been submitted for the 1817 contest, anotherimpactful projectcomingfrom Ferenc Verseghy.3 After presenting the context, my paper will compare and contrast these two proposals, offering some insights into both contemporary thinking on the subject of the Hungarianandthe emergingscientific environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN0441 Literary History / irodalomtörténet
Depositing User: Margit Kiss
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2020 23:15

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