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e-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography (Paperback)
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e-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 28/03/2013
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This book looks at current research and future directions in e-lexicography. Online dictionaries and reference tools are increasingly prevalent in a digitized and internet-led era in language study that has embraced computational linguistics. This book responds with theoretical and practical analysis of key topics, from a global range of contributors. Since COBUILD in the 1980s, lexicographers have found it essential to engage with and utilize electronic computational tools. Internet dictionaries, online reference tools and even search engine optimization demand a knowledge of electronic lexicography and force a reassessment of the field. This volume looks at, amongst other topics: Polyfunctional versus monofunctional dictionary tools Developing theories of lexicography for electronic mediums Distinguishing between the database and the dictionary Online dictionaries not as data repositories but as sophisticated search engines This volume will appeal to scholars inlexicography and to practicing lexicographers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567194374
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm


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This is an excellent collection of papers, which not only represents the state of the art of an emerging new field of "e-Lexicography", but also provides excellent examples of how theory and practice should go hand in hand to build a rigorous new research paradigm. -- Yukio Tono, Professor of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
This book makes abundantly clear that the dictionaries as we know them are indeed a thing of the past. Exciting pointers to the future of our discipline are explored by a string of respected scholars, and unlike similar studies, a serious attempt is made at also embedding the (future) discipline into a theoretical framework. For this reason alone, this book must be on every lexicographer's desk. -- Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, Assistant Professor, African Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium
All individual contributions are self-contained, with separate Notes/ Websites andmany cross-references to other chapters and with bibliographical referencesintegrated into a combined bibliography... and a useful overall subject index... [the book] has left me quite impressed, and I recommend it to you. -- International Journal of Lexicography

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