A Practical Guide to Lexicography

A Practical Guide to Lexicography

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This is a state-of-the-art Guide to the fascinating world of the lexicon and its description in various types of dictionaries.A team of experts brings together a solid Introduction to Lexicography and leads you through decision-making processes step-by-step to compile and design dictionaries for general and specific purposes. The domains of lexicography are outlined and its specific terminology is explained in the Glossary. Each chapter provides ample suggestions for further reading. Naturally, electronic dictionaries, corpus analysis, and database management are central themes throughout the book.The book also "introduces" questions about the many types of definition, meaning, sense relations, and stylistics. And that is not all: those afraid to embark on a dictionary adventure will find out all about the pitfalls in the chapters on Design.A Practical Guide to Lexicography introduces and seduces you to learn about the achievements, unexpected possibilities, and challenges of modern-day lexicography.
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  • Hardback | 460 pages
  • 174 x 245 x 31.75mm | 930g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113809
  • 9781588113801

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. I. The forms, contents and uses of dictionaries; 3. Chapter 1. Foundations; 4. 1.1 'The' dictionary: Definition and history (by Sterkenburg, Piet van); 5. 1.2 Source materials for dictionaries (by Cermak, Frantisek); 6. 1.3 Uses and users of dictionaries (by Bogaards, Paul); 7. 1.4 Types of articles, their structure and different types of lemmata (by Gouws, Rufus H.); 8. 1.5 Dictionary typologies: A pragmatic approach (by Swanepoel, Piet); 9. Chapter 2. Descriptive lexicography; 10. 2.1 Phonological, morphological and syntactic specifications in monolingual dictionaries (by De Caluwe, Johan); 11. 2.2 Meaning and definition (by Geeraerts, Dirk); 12. 2.3 Dictionaries of proverbs (by Predota, Stanislaw); 13. 2.4 Pragmatic specifications: Usage indications, labels, examples; dictionaries of style, dictionaries of collocations (by Burkhanov, Igor); 14. 2.5 Morphology in dictionaries (by De Caluwe, Johan); 15. 2.6 Onomasiological specifications and a concise history of onomasiological dictionaries (by Sterkenburg, Piet van); 16. Chapter 3. Special types of dictionaries; 17. 3.1 Types of bilingual dictionaries (by Hannay, Mike); 18. 3.2 Specialized lexicography and specialized dictionaries (by Bowker, Lynne); 19. II. Linguistic corpora (databases) and the compilation of dictionaries; 20. Chapter 4. Corpora for dictionaries; 21. 4.1 Corpora for lexicography (by Sinclair, John McH.); 22. 4.2 Corpus processing (by Sinclair, John McH.); 23. 4.3 Multifunctional linguistic databases: Their multiple use (by Kruyt, Truus); 24. 4.4 Lexicographic workbench: A case history (by Ridings, Daniel); 25. Chapter 5. Design of dictionaries; 26. 5.1 Developments in electronic dictionary design (by Oppentocht, Lineke); 27. 5.2 Linguistic corpora (databases) and the compilation of dictionaries (by Varantola, Krista); 28. 5.3 The design of online lexicons (by Burke, Sean Michael); 29. Chapter 6. Realisation of dictionaries; 30. 6.1 The codification of phonological, morphological, and syntactic information (by Booij, Geert); 31. 6.2 The production and use of occurrence examples (by Simpson, John); 32. 6.3 The codification of semantic information (by Moerdijk, Fons); 33. 6.4 The codification of usage by labels (by Verkuyl, Henk J.); 34. 6.5 The codification of etymological information (by Sijs, Nicoline van der); 35. Chapter 7. Examples of design and production criteria for major dictionaries; 36. 7.1 Examples of design and production criteria for bilingual dictionaries (by Honselaar, Wim); 37. 7.2 Design and production of terminological dictionaries (by Martin, Willy); 38. 7.3 Design and production of monolingual dictionaries (by Kiefer, Ferenc); 39. 7.4 Towards an 'ideal' Dictionary of English Collocations (by Nuccorini, Stefania); 40. Glossary; 41. Bibliography; 42. General index
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