LINGUIST List 27.1045

Mon Feb 29 2016

Diss: Portuguese, Lexicography: Jose Luiz De Lucca: 'Minidictionaries of the Portuguese Language: lexical statistics analysis of the macro and microstructure'

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Date: 29-Feb-2016
From: Jose De Lucca <JLDLMEhotmail.com>
Subject: Minidictionaries of the Portuguese Language: lexical statistics analysis of the macro and microstructure
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Institution: Universidade de São Paulo
Program: Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2001

Author: Jose Luiz De Lucca

Dissertation Title: Minidictionaries of the Portuguese Language: lexical statistics analysis of the macro and microstructure

Dissertation URL: http://dedalus.usp.br/F?func=direct&local_base=USP01&doc_number=001209954

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Dissertation Director:
Maria Vicentina de Paula do Amaral Dick

Dissertation Abstract:

This PhD thesis results of two lexicographical researches: the first, based on the studied corpus of eight minidicionies, six published in Brazil and two in Portugal, through the collection, tabulation and contrastive analysis of the level of resolution of the lexical items of the Introduction & appendixes, macro and microstructures; the second, a field research for sampling, accomplished in the city of São Paulo, involving students and teachers of the fundamental and medium teaching of two schools of the private net and three of the public net. The lexicon-statistical analysis of the level of resolution of the minidicionaries understood: Introduction & appendixes - in that analyzed Introduction & appendixes - the macrostructure -, in that we prioritized the loans, gaps, locutions, neologisms, proper names, prefix against, prefixes and suffixes, acronyms; - microstructure -, through antonyms and synonyms, defined article, augmentative irregular, lexical field, contexts, definitions, circular definitions, irregular diminutive, syllabic division, domain, feminine gender, syncretic forms, homophonous, homographs, explanation language, paronyms, plural of the composed words, polissemy, predicative verba, cross-references, labelling, synthetic absolute superlatives, tautology, explanation vocabulary and open/close vowel. The field research for sampling was made through almost 900 questionnaires, of the which we selected 311 for our final analysis, representative of the enrolled students’ universe in the medium teaching of Brazil in 1999. These analyses intended to be representative of the total corpus, so much of minidictionaires now published in Brazil, as of enrolled students in the Brazilian high education. We expose, still, the historical panorama of the lexicographical production in minidictionaires, the theoretical foundations, establishment of the corpus and methodology, an analysis of two lexical fields (fish and fruits) and the typology of the monolingual dictionaries and the bibliography. Of the researches above, we presented, as conclusion of the work, a suggestion of model of Super-minidictionary of Portuguese language for the high educationthe which we selected 311 for our final analysis,


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