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Lexicology is a speciality in linguistics dealing with the meaning and usage of words. The term first appeared in the 1820's.

Noted Lexicologists:

  • Damaso Alonso,Oct. 22, 1898- Spanish literary critic and lexicologist
  • Roland Barthes, Nov. 12, 1915-Mar. 25, 1980 French writer, critic and lexicologist


  • Words, Meaning, and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology, (ed. H. Jackson); ISBN 0304703966
  • Toward a Functional Lexicology, (ed. G. Wotjak); ISBN 0820435260
  • Lexicology, Semantics, and Lexicography, (ed. J. Coleman); ISBN 1556199724


Compare to Lexicography, Lexeme

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