Lexicography: Definition & History


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Which of the following is the dictionary used for?

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1. What is the name of the person who researches and compiles a dictionary?

2. There are two types of lexicography, general and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz will contain questions about dictionaries, types of lexicography and famous contributors to the field. You'll get your scores as soon as you finish answering the questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess your understanding of the following:

  • The uses of a dictionary
  • The term for someone who compiles a dictionary
  • The two types of lexicography
  • A famous dictionary contributor
  • The form of early lexicography in West Asian cultures

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lexicography lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the American dictionary and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of the dictionary

Additional Learning

To deepen your knowledge of this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Lexicography: Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define lexicography
  • Understand the history of lexicography
  • Identify and give an example of each of the two fields of practice in lexicography