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Alternative e-dictionaries: Uncovering dark practices

Hilary Nesi.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 5482 words.

This chapter explores some popular types of e-dictionary that have been largely ignored in the academic literature, called, for the purposes of this chapter, ‘Alternative e-dictionaries’...

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The ARTES bilingual LSP dictionary: From collocation to higher order phraseology

Natalie Kübler and Mojca Pecman.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 8166 words.

Because of globalisation, the requirements for bilingual LSP dictionaries have expanded dramatically, requiring more and more information for users. This chapter deals with the theoretical...

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Broader horizons

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka.

in Words and Meanings

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Lexicography. 10789 words.

This chapter begins by emphasising the importance of words and meanings in people’s lives, drawing on literature; in particular, on the literature of bilingual experience. It then looks...

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The case of address terms

Irma Taavitsainen.

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Lexicography. 8167 words.

This chapter investigates the metaphorical uses of address terms with a ‘bottom-up’ empirical study. Address terms encode sociolinguistic parameters such as social and professional rank,...

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Corpus evidence and electronic lexicography

Patrick Hanks.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 12047 words.

Corpus evidence opens up radical possibilities for lexicography. Traditional dictionaries tend to distort meaning because they pay insufficient attention to phraseology. Corpus evidence...

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Corpus tools for lexicographers

Adam Kilgarriff and Iztok Kosem.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 8086 words.

The chapter reviews the functionality of corpus tools used for lexicographic purposes. After a brief history, it discusses how the corpora have to be prepared for some of the features to...

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Data access revisited: The Interactive Language Toolbox

Serge Verlinde and Geert Peeters.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 4804 words.

It is generally accepted that one of the main advantages of electronic dictionaries over paper dictionaries is the speed with which information can be retrieved. In most electronic...

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The dehumanized thief

Fraser Dallachy.

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Lexicography. 6443 words.

Metaphors for theft and thieves in Mapping Metaphor’s ‘Taking’ category suggest that thieves are very commonly viewed as animals. This chapter enumerates some of these examples,...

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Dictionary writing systems and beyond

Andrea Abel.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 9808 words.

Compiling a dictionary is a challenging, laborious and time-consuming task, sometimes real ‘drudgery’. For many years, collecting data and compiling dictionary entries was done with pen and...

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The electronic lexicographical treatment of sign languages: The Danish Sign Language Dictionary

Jette H. Kristoffersen and Thomas Troelsgård.

in Electronic Lexicography

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Lexicography; Semantics. 7500 words.

Sign languages use visual modality and they have no written representation that is commonly used among native signers for everyday writing and reading. These facts cause particular problems...

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