Practical Lexicography: A Reader

Paperback | February 6, 2008

EditorThierry Fontenelle

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This book collects and introduces some of the best and most useful work in practical lexicography. It has been designed as a resource for students and scholars of lexicography and lexicology and to be an essential reference for professional lexicographers. It focusses on central issues in thefield and covers topics hotly debated in lexicography circles. After a full contextual introduction Thierry Fontenelle divides the book into twelve parts - theoretical perspectives, corpus design, lexicographical evidence, word senses and polysemy, collocations and idioms, definitions, examples,grammar and usage, bilingual lexicography, tools and methods, semantic networks, and how dictionaries are used. The book is fully referenced and indexed.The reader may be used independently for reference or as reading material for a course of study. It will also be an essential companion for The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography by Sue Atkins and Michael Rundell, to be published by OUP in 2008.

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This book collects and introduces some of the best and most useful work in practical lexicography. It has been designed as a resource for students and scholars of lexicography and lexicology and to be an essential reference for professional lexicographers. It focusses on central issues in thefield and covers topics hotly debated in lex...

Thierry Fontenelle is a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft's Natural Language Group, where he works on the creation of dictionaries for proofing tools and natural language processing. He received his PhD from the University of Liege in 1995. In the 1990s, he collaborated on two bilingual dictionaries published by Cambridge Universi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.94 inPublished:February 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Editor's IntroductionPart I Metalexicography, Macrostructure, Microstructure, and the Contribution of Linguistic Theory2. Samuel Johnson (edited by Jack Lynch): The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language3. Sue Atkins: Theoretical Lexicography and its Relation to Dictionary-Making4. Juri Apresjan: Principles of Systematic LexicographyPart II On Corpus Design5. Douglas Biber: Representativeness in Corpus Design6. Gregory Grefenstette and Adam Kilgarriff: Introduction to the Special Issue on the Web as CorpusPart III On Lexicographical Evidence7. Charles J. Fillmore: 'Corpus Linguistics' or 'Computer-Aided Armchair Linguistics'Part IV On Word Senses and Polysemy8. Patrick Hanks: Do Word Meanings Exist?9. Adam Kilgarriff: I Don't Believe in Word Senses10. Penny Stock: Polysemypart V On Collocations, Idioms, and Dictionaries11. Anthony P. Cowie: Phraseology12. Therry Fontenelle: Using a Bilingual Dictionary to Create Semantic NetworksPart VI On Definitions13. Dwight Bolinger: Defining the Indefinable14. Michael Rundell: More Than One Way to Skin A Cat: Why Full-Sentence Definitions Have Not Been Universally AdoptedPart VII On Examples15. Batia Laufer: Corpus-Based Versus Lexicographer Examples in Comprehension and Production of New WordsPart VIII On Grammar and Usage in Dictionaries16. Michael Rundell: Recent Trends in English Pedagogical LexicographyPart IX On Bilingual Lexicography17. Sue Atkins: Then and Now: Competence and Performance in 35 Years of Lexicography18. Alain Duval: Equivalence in Bilingual DictionariesPart X On Tools for Lexicographers19. Ken W. Church and Patrick Hanks: Word Association Norms, Mutual Information, and Lexicography20. Adam Kilgarriff, Pavel Rychly, Pavel Smrz, and David Tugwell: The Sketch Engine21. Gregory Grefenstette: The Future of Linguistics and Lexicographers: Will There be Lexicographers in the Year 3000?Part XI On Semantic Networks and Wordnets22. George Miller, Richard Beckwith, Christiane Fellbaum, Derek Goss, and Katherine J. Miller: Introduction to WordNet: An On-line Lexical DatabasePart XII On Dictionary Use23. Sue Atkins and Krista Varantola: Monitoring Dictionary UseReferencesIndex