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Handbook of Lexicography The Theory and Practice of Dictionary-Making

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ISBN-10: 0521881803

ISBN-13: 9780521881807

Edition: 2009

Authors: Bo Svens�n

List price: $110.00
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Lexicography is the study of the theory and methods of dictionary-making. This book provides a systematic survey of the subject - types of dictionary, how different kinds of information are dealt with when compiling dictionaries, how this information is presented to users, and how dictionaries are actually used. It refers throughout to both monolingual and bilingual dictionaries. The treatment of different types of information provided in dictionaries, such as spelling, pronunciation, inflection, examples and etymology, is described systematically in individual chapters. The book also discusses dictionary structure, illustrations, the collection and selection of material, law and ethics in…    
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 7.05" wide x 10.04" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

Types of dictionaries
Data collection and data selection
The dictionary as text
The lemma
Spelling and word division
Part-of-speech membership
Idioms and other fixed word combinations
Meaning description in monolingual dictionaries
Equivalents in bilingual dictionaries
Encyclopedic information
Cross-reference structure
Dictionary projects
Legal and ethical aspects
The electronic dictionary
Dictionary use
Dictionary criticism