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    DescriptionThis book provides a systematic survey of the theory and methods of dictionary-making (including the linguistic background): what types of dictionary there are, how different kinds of information are dealt with when compiling dictionaries, how this information is presented to users, and how dictionaries are actually used. It refers throughout to both monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, giving a full account of the writing of definitions as well as of the selection and presentation of equivalents. The treatment of other types of information provided in dictionaries - such as pronunciation, inflection, constructions, collocations and idioms - is described systematically in individual chapters. The book also discusses dictionary structure, illustrations, the collection and selection of material, the management of dictionary projects, law and ethics in lexicographic work, and dictionary criticism. As well as looking at print lexicography, the author discusses the role of the Web, electronic corpora, electronic dictionaries, and compilation software used in dictionary-making. This is an important and practical guide to contemporary lexicography, designed for lexicographers, language students and teachers, translators and academics.


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    Title
    A Handbook of Lexicography
    Subtitle
    The Theory and Practice of Dictionary-making
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bo Svensén
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 552
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,080 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521708241
    ISBN 10: 0521708249
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CJ, CFK
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Abridged Dewey: 428
    LC classification: P
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15610
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    DC22: 413.028
    BIC subject category V2: CFM
    Thema V1.0: CFM
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, figures
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    14 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Bo Svensen is a lexicographer, terminologist and philologist. He studied Latin, Greek and French at Stockholm University and has worked as an editor for various academic publishers.
    Review quote
    '... this is an excellent and truly international survey of the current state of lexicography.' Reinhard Hartmann
    Table of contents
    1. Lexicography; 2. Types of dictionaries; 3. Data collection and data selection; 4. The dictionary as text; 5. The lemma; 6. Spelling and word division; 7. Pronunciation; 8. Morphology; 9. Part-of-speech membership; 10. Constructions; 11. Collocations; 12. Idioms and other fixed word combinations; 13. Meaning description in monolingual dictionaries; 14. Equivalents in bilingual dictionaries; 15. Examples; 16. Encyclopedic information; 17. Illustrations; 18. Marking; 19. Etymology; 20. Microstructure; 21. Macrostructure; 22. Megastructure; 23. Cross-reference structure; 24. Dictionary projects; 25. Legal and ethical aspects; 26. The electronic dictionary; 27. Dictionary use; 28. Dictionary criticism.