A Practical Guide to Lexicography

FtAuthor: P. G. J. van Sterkenburg

This is a state-of-the-art guide to the fascinating world of the lexicon and its description in various types of dictionaries. A team of experts brings together a solid introduction to Lexicography and leads you through decision-making processes step-by-step to compile and design dictionaries for general and specific purposes. The domains of lexicography are outlined and its specific terminology is explained in the Glossary. Each chapter provides ample suggestions for further reading. Naturally, electronic dictionaries, corpus analysis, and database management are central themes throughout the book. The book also “introduces” questions about the many types of definition, meaning, sense relations, and stylistics. And that is not all: those afraid to embark on a dictionary adventure will find out all about the pitfalls in the chapters on Design. “A Practical Guide to Lexicography” introduces and seduces you to learn about the achievements, unexpected possibilities, and challenges of modern-day lexicography.

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