The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

Hardcover | December 26, 2015

EditorPhilip Durkin

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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions andperspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, andbilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; andthe practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions andperspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspec...

Philip Durkin is Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and has led the dictionary's team of specialists in Etymology for the past fifteen years. He is the author of The Oxford Guide to Etymology (2009; paperback 2011), which has quickly become the standard work in the field, and of Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pagesPublished:December 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Philip Durkin: IntroductionPART I: The Synchronic Dictionary2. Henri Bejoint: Dictionaries for general users: History and development; current issues3. Reinhard Heuberger: Learners' dictionaries: History and development; current issues4. Thierry Fontenelle: Bilingual dictionaries: History and development; current issues5. Marc Kupietz: Constructing a corpus6. Iztok Kosem: Interrogating a corpus7. Patrick Hanks: Definition8. Rosamund Moon: Explaining meaning in learners' dictionaries9. Arleta Adamska-Salaciak: Explaining meaning in bilingual dictionariesPART II: Historical Dictionaries10. John Considine: Historical dictionaries: History and development; current issues11. Andrew Hawke: Quotation evidence and definitions12. Laurel J. Brinton: Using historical corpora and historical text databases13. Edmund Weiner: Grammatical analysis and grammatical change14. Philip Durkin: Etymology, word history, and the grouping and division of material in historical dictionariesPART III: Specialist Dictionaries15. Tania Styles: Place-name dictionaries16. Peter McClure: Personal and surname dictionaries17. Catherine Sangster: Pronouncing dictionaries18. Franziska Buchmann: Spelling dictionaries19. Julie Coleman: Slang dictionaries20. Eva Buchi: Etymological dictionaries21. Richard Ashdowne: Dictionaries of dead languages22. Christian Kay and Marc Alexander: Diachronic and synchronic thesauruses23. Clive Upton: Regional and dialect dictionaries24. Holger Becker: Scientific and technical dictionaries; coverage of scientific and technical terms in general dictionariesPART IV: Specific Topics25. Christiane Fellbaum: The treatment of multi-word units in lexicography26. Dirk Geeraerts: Lexicography and theories of lexical semantics27. Lynne Murphy: Meaning relations in dictionaries: Hyponymy, meronymy, synonymy, antonymy, and contrast28. Anu Koskela: Identification of homonyms in different types of dictionaries29. Graham Pointon: The representation of pronunciation in general dictionaries30. Charlotte Brewer: Labelling and metalanguage31. James McCracken: The exploitation of dictionary data and metadata32. Annette Klosa: Illustrations in dictionaries; encyclopaedic and cultural information in dictionaries33. Graeme Diamond: Making decisions about inclusion and exclusion34. Lynda Mugglestone: Description and prescription in dictionaries35. Valerie Grundy and Diana Rawlinson: The practicalities of dictionary production; planning and managing dictionary projects; training of lexicographers36. Hilary Nesi: The demands of users and the publishing world: Printed or online, free or paid for?37. Stefan Dollinger: National dictionaries and cultural identity: Insights from Austrian German and Canadian EnglishA chronology of major events in the history of lexicography