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Title: Lexicography at a Crossroads
Subtitle: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias today, Lexicographical Tools tomorrow
Edited By: Henning Bergenholtz
Sandro Nielsen
Sven Tarp
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11799
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 90
Description:

This book contains a collection of original research articles on
lexicography written by prominent international scholars within the field.
It aims at describing the state-of-the-art in lexicography at the beginning
of the 21st century and at making proposals for future theoretical and
practical work in the field.

Theoretical lexicography currently has two competing theories: a
contemplative theory focusing on the description of existing dictionaries
on the basis of linguistic principles, and a function-based, transformative
theory focusing on the dictionary and the user in order to develop new
principles for dictionary research and dictionary making. Research in
lexicography has now reached a crossroads and it is time to take stock of
the present situation and try to identify the theories and principles that
will set the agenda and point the direction for future lexicographic
research and the production of printed and electronic dictionaries.

Contents:

Henning Bergenholtz/Sandro Nielsen/Sven Tarp: Introduction - Sven Tarp:
Beyond Lexicography: New Visions and Challenges in the Information Age -
Yukio Tono: Pocket Electronic Dictionaries in Japan: User Perspectives -
Serge Verlinde/Jean Binon: Pedagogical Lexicography Revisited - Gerard
Meijssen: The Philosophy behind OmegaWiki and the Visions for the Future -
Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera: The Function Theory of Lexicography and
Electronic Dictionaries: WIKTIONARY as a Prototype of Collective Free
Multiple-Language Internet Dictionary - Joseph Dung: Online Dictionaries in
a Web 2.0 Environment - Jón Hilmar Jónsson: Lemmatisation of Multi-word
Lexical Units: Motivation and Benefits - Zhang Yihua: A Bilingual
Dictionary Generation System Based on the Microstructure of a
Lexicographical Database - Philippe Humblé: Dictionaries on the Periphery.
The Case of Brazil - Robert Lew: Towards Variable Function-Dependent Sense
Ordering in Future Dictionaries - Rufus H. Gouws: Dictionaries as
Innovative Tools in a New Perspective on Standardisation - Patrick Leroyer:
Lexicography Hits the Road: New Information Tools for Tourists - Raja
Saravanan: Structural Format for a Dialect Dictionary Showing Lexical
Variation with Special Reference to Microstructure and Macrostructure -
Julia Pajzs: On the Possibility of Creating Multifunctional Lexicographical
Databases - Birger Andersen/Sandro Nielsen: Ten Key Issues in Lexicography
for the Future.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Lexicography
Discipline of Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039117998
ISBN-13: 9783039117994
Pages: 372
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
Europe EURO 64.20
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U.S. $ 92.95