The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

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  • Copyright: 2013-12-05
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Lexicography offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study. Each companion is a comprehensive reference resource featuring an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field.

Lexicography, as the practice of compiling dictionaries, has a long tradition that has been, for much of the time, largely independent of linguistics. The direct influence of linguistics on lexicography goes back around 50 years, though longer in the case of learners' dictionaries. The present volume aims to reflect on the research that has been and is being done in lexicography and to point the way forward. It tackles, among other topics, the critique of dictionaries in the electronic medium, the future of historical lexicography in the electronic mode with special reference to the online Oxford English Dictionary, and e-lexicography in general.

Author Biography

Howard Jackson is Emeritus Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the School of English at Birmingham City University, UK, where he taught descriptive linguistics for over forty years.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Howard Jackson
2. Chronology of Lexicography Research, Rosamund Moon
3. Research Methods and Problems
3.1. Researching Lexicographic Practice, Henri Béjoint (University of Lyon, France)
3. 2. Methods In Dictionary Criticism, Kaoru Akasu
3.3. Researching Users and Uses of Dictionaries, Hilary Nesi
4. Current Research and Issues
4.1. Using Corpora and the Web as Data Sources for Dictionaries, Adam Kilgarriff
4.2. Researching the Use of Electronic Dictionaries, Verónica Pastor
4.3. Researching Historical Lexicography and Etymology, John Considine
4.4. Researching Pedagogical Lexicography, Amy Chi
4.5. Monolingual Learners' Dictionaries - where now?, Shigeru Yamada
4.6. Issues in Compiling Bilingual Dictionaries, Arleta Adamska-Salaciak
4.7. Issues in Compiling Dictionaries for African Languages, Danie J Prinsloo
4.8. Issues in Sign Language Lexicography, Inge Zwitzerlood
4.9. Identifying, Ordering and Defining Senses, Robert Lew
4.10. Pragmatic/Diasystematic/Usage Information, Marcin Overgaard Ptaszynski
4.11. A Theory of Lexicography - Is There One?, Tadeusz Piotrowski
5. New Directions In Lexicography
5.1. E-lexicography: The Continuing Challenge of Applying New Technology to Dictionary Making, Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera
5.2. The Future of Historical Dictionaries, With Special Reference to the Online OED and Thesaurus, Charlotte Brewer
5.3. The Future of Dictionaries, Dictionaries of the Future, Sandro Nielsen
6. Resources
7. A-Z of Key Terms and Concepts in Lexicography, Gregory James
8. Annotated Bibliography, Reinhard Hartmann

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