The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography

Paperback | June 15, 2008

byB. T. Sue Atkins, Michael Rundell

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This is a down-to-earth, 'how to do it' textbook on the making of dictionaries. Written by professional lexicographers with over seventy years' experience between them, the book presents a step-by-step course for the training of lexicographers in all settings, including publishing houses,colleges, and universities world-wide, and for the teaching of lexicography as an academic discipline. It takes readers through the processes of designing, collecting, and annotating a corpus of texts; shows how to analyse the data in order to extract the relevant information; and demonstrates howthese findings are drawn together in the semantic, grammatical, and pedagogic components that make up an entry. The authors explain the relevance and application of recent linguistic theories, such as prototype theory and frame semantics, and describe the role of software in the manipulation of dataand the compilation of entries. They provide practical exercises at every stage. The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography draws on materials developed by the authors over more than twenty years of teaching courses for publishing houses and universities in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and China, South Africa, Australia, the UK, and Europe. It will be welcomed everywhere bylexicographers, teachers of lexicography, and their students. It is also fascinating reading for all those interested in discovering how dictionaries are made.

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This is a down-to-earth, 'how to do it' textbook on the making of dictionaries. Written by professional lexicographers with over seventy years' experience between them, the book presents a step-by-step course for the training of lexicographers in all settings, including publishing houses,colleges, and universities world-wide, and for t...

Sue Atkins has worked as a lexicographer since 1966. She was General Editor of the first Collins-Robert English-French Dictionary series, co-designer of the Cobuild project and Lexicographic Adviser to Oxford University Press. She is currently Adviser to the FrameNet Project at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, C...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.18 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199277710

ISBN - 13:9780199277711

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I Pre-Lexicography1. Introduction to Part I: Pre-lexicography2. Dictionary Types and Dictionary Users3. The Evidence4. Methods and Resourcecs5. Linguistic Theory Meets Lexicography6. Planning the Dictionary7. Planning the EntryPart II Lexicography8. Introduction to Part II: Lexicography9. From Corpus to Database: 1. The Lemma10. From Corpus to Database: 2. The Moment of Truth11. Compiling the Entry: The Moment of Truth12. Building the Monolingual Entry13. The Translation Stage14. Building the Bilingual Entry