Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34674

Still Needed:

$40326

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: A Handbook of Lexicography
Subtitle: The Theory and Practice of Dictionary-Making
Written By: Bo Svensén
Description:

This book provides a systematic survey of the theory and methods of
dictionary-making (including the linguistic background): what types of
dictionary there are, how different kinds of information are dealt with
when compiling dictionaries, how this information is presented to users,
and how dictionaries are actually used. It refers throughout to both
monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, giving a full account of the
writing of definitions as well as of the selection and presentation of
equivalents. The treatment of other types of information provided in
dictionaries – such as pronunciation, inflection, constructions,
collocations and idioms – is described systematically in individual
chapters. The book also discusses dictionary structure, illustrations, the
collection and selection of material, the management of dictionary
projects, law and ethics in lexicographic work, and dictionary criticism.
As well as looking at print lexicography, the author discusses the role of
the Web, electronic corpora, electronic dictionaries, and compilation
software used in dictionary-making. This is an important and practical
guide to contemporary lexicography, designed for lexicographers, language
students and teachers, translators and academics.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Discipline of Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521881803
ISBN-13: 9780521881807
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00
U.S. $ 125.00