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A Practical Guide to Lexicography

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A Practical Guide to Lexicography, by Piet van Sterkenburg (ed.)

Current studies of Linguistics are clearly characterised by a greater interest in the use of language than was the case in previous decades. We seek to deepen our theoretical knowledge of language as a system by exploring information about language use stored in electronic data-bases. Linguistics in general benefits from this and, by extension, so does the discipline of Lexicography, which cannot ignore the facts of language for an appropriate description of the vocabulary of the standard language. Recent developments have facilitated new theories combining language as a system with the way in which language manifests itself. Lexicographers have taken cognisance of the most recent models developed in semantics and pragmatics and regard it as unimaginable that morphological and syntactic descriptions in dictionaries could be treated without reference to the most recent theoretical advances in these subjects. We see this, for instance, in the way prototype theory can be detected in the construction of lemmas, and in the way valency and collocations are now being dealt with in dictionaries. The other side of the coin is that linguists are more than ever prepared to take a look at the outcome of language description in dictionaries. In addition, as far as lexicography is concerned, we must acknowledge that the discipline has been changing from being a traditional manual skill into an electronic application which can now deal with the new demands made on lexicographic description.

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