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A Practical Guide to Lexicography (Terminology and by Piet van Sterkenburg

By Piet van Sterkenburg

It is a cutting-edge advisor to the attention-grabbing global of the lexicon and its description in a number of kinds of dictionaries.
A workforce of specialists brings jointly a fantastic advent to Lexicography and leads you thru decision-making strategies step by step to assemble and layout dictionaries for normal and particular reasons. The domain names of lexicography are defined and its particular terminology is defined within the thesaurus. each one bankruptcy offers plentiful feedback for additional analyzing. evidently, digital dictionaries, corpus research, and database administration are crucial issues during the book.
The booklet additionally "introduces" questions about the numerous kinds of definition, which means, feel relatives, and stylistics. and that's now not all: these afraid to embark on a dictionary experience will discover all concerning the pitfalls within the chapters on Design.
A useful consultant to Lexicography introduces and seduces you to profit in regards to the achievements, unforeseen percentages, and demanding situations of modern day lexicography.

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These last two points have to do with what is called the access structure of the dictionary. The most important step is extracting the relevant information from the dictionary. It goes without saying that this step is also the most complex and the most difficult one. It implies that the information sought has been recognised and correctly interpreted, in direct relation to the context. Only rarely will the user find the information he needs in the exact form in which it can be used in the context.

By setting a number of tasks for different types of advanced L2 learners, the researchers were able to conclude that the bilingualised dictionary tends to be more effective for receptive as well as for productive tasks, especially for average and good users, somewhat less so for unskilled users. The next point that has been researched is the selection of relevant information. Miller and Gildea (1985) asked a number of 10 and 11-year old children to compose sentences with words that were given with their dictionary definitions.

Single articles can be regarded as the default article in both general dictionaries and technical dictionaries. These articles display the standardised structure and microstructural data categories. A synopsis article includes the typical data presented in a single article but it goes further by also presenting additional data, often of a more encyclopaedic or general nature. According to Bergenholtz, Tarp and Wiegand (1999: 1780) synopsis articles with encyclopaedic data in dictionaries dealing with languages for special purposes do not only include data relevant to the lexicographic treatment of the lemma sign of the specific article but they also include data relevant to lemma signs of some single articles in the specific dictionary.

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