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Books: Lexicography: van Sterkenburg (Ed.)

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Message 1: A Practical Guide to Lexicography: van Sterkenburg (Ed.)

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:02:16 +0000
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Subject: A Practical Guide to Lexicography: van Sterkenburg (Ed.)

Title: A Practical Guide to Lexicography
Series Title: Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 6
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 

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Editor: Piet van Sterkenburg, Institute for Dutch Lexicology, Leiden 
Hardback: ISBN: 9027223297, Pages: xii, 460 pp., Price: EUR 145.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113809, Pages: xii, 460 pp., Price: USD 145.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588113809, Pages: xii, 460 pp., Price: USD 64.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027223297, Pages: xii, 460 pp., Price: EUR 65.00

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.

Table of contents

Preface ix
I. The forms, contents and uses of dictionaries

Chapter 1. Foundations
1.1 'The' dictionary: Definition and history
Piet van Sterkenburg 3-17
1.2 Source materials for dictionaries
Frantisek Cerm�k 18-25
1.3 Uses and users of dictionaries
Paul Bogaards 26-33
1.4 Types of articles, their structure and different types of lemmata
Rufus Gouws 34-43
1.5 Dictionary typologies: A pragmatic approach
Piet Swanepoel 44-69

Chapter 2. Descriptive lexicography

2.1 Phonological, morphological and syntactic specifications in
 monolingual dictionaries
Johan De Caluwe and Ariane van Santen 71-82
2.2 Meaning and definition Dirk Geeraerts 83-93 
2.3 Dictionaries of proverbs Stanislaw Predota 94-101 
2.4 Pragmatic specifications: Usage indications, labels, examples;
 dictionaries of style, dictionaries of collocations
Igor Burkhanov 102-113
2.5 Morphology in dictionaries
Johan De Caluwe and Johan Taeldeman 114-126 
2.6 Onomasiological specifications and a concise history of
 onomasiological dictionaries
Piet van Sterkenburg 127-143

Chapter 3. Special types of dictionaries
3.1 Types of bilingual dictionaries
Mike Hannay 145-153
3.2 Specialized lexicography and specialized dictionaries
Lynne Bowker 154-164

II. Linguistic corpora (databases) and the compilation of dictionaries

Chapter 4. Corpora for dictionaries
4.1 Corpora for lexicography
John Sinclair 167-178
4.2 Corpus processing
John Sinclair 179-193
4.3 Multifunctional linguistic databases: Their multiple use
Truus Kruyt 194-203
4.4 Lexicographic workbench: A case history
Daniel Ridings 204-214

Chapter 5. Design of dictionaries
5.1 Developments in electronic dictionary design
Lineke Oppentocht and Rik Schutz 215-227
5.2 Linguistic corpora (databases) and the compilation of dictionaries
Krista Varantola 228-239
5.3 The design of online lexicons
Sean Michael Burke 240-249

Chapter 6. Realisation of dictionaries
6.1 The codification of phonological, morphological, and syntactic information
Geert Booij 251-259
6.2 The production and use of occurrence examples
John Simpson 260-272
6.3 The codification of semantic information
Fons Moerdijk 273-296
6.4 The codification of usage by labels
Henk Verkuyl, Maarten Janssen and Frank Jansen 297-311
6.5 The codification of etymological information
Nicoline van der Sijs 314-321

Chapter 7. Examples of design and production criteria for major dictionaries
7.1 Examples of design and production criteria for bilingual dictionaries
Wim Honselaar 323-332
7.2 Design and production of terminological dictionaries
Willy Martin and Hennie van der Vliet 333-349
7.3 Design and production of monolingual dictionaries
Ferenc Kiefer and Piet van Sterkenburg 350-365
7.4 Towards an 'ideal' Dictionary of English Collocations
Stefania Nuccorini 366-387

Glossary 389-419
Bibliography 421-442
General index 443-459

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Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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