Lexicographic Description of English

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Designed to help lexicographers compile better dictionaries of English, this book provides information about the language that is not available in any other single source. It is the first serious attempt to describe in detail the lexical and grammatical differences between American and British English and offers a trailblazing solution to the vexing problem of how to treat General American and British RP pronunciation in the same dictionary with the help of a Simplified Transcription for which any typewriter keyboard can be adapted and a pioneering description of the principles concerning the treatment of fixed grammatical and lexical collocations in future general-purpose dictionaries of English.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 14]  1986.  xiii, 275 pp
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix
Abbreviations
xi
Chapter One — Historical Introduction
1
General
2
A Brief History of Dictionaries in Great Britain
2
A Brief History of Dictionaries in the United States
6
Recent Developments
8
Notes
12
Chapter Two — Modern Varieties of English: British and American
13
General
14
Spelling Differences
15
Punctuation
18
Syntax and Grammar
20
Morphology
26
Lexicon
28
Notes
41
Lists 2A-2E
43
Number Table
174
Chapter Three — The Phonemic Transcription of English
175
General
176
The British Transcription of Vowels; IPA Transcription; RP
177
The American Transcription of Vowels
178
The Transcription of Vowels in Dictionaries
182
Differences between RP and GA Vowels
183
The British Transcription of Consonants
185
The Simplified Transcription of Consonants
186
Differences between the RP and GA Distribution of Consonants
187
Stress
188
Notes
189
Comparative Table of Simplified Transcription (ST) and IPA Transcription
191
Lists 3A-3D
193
Chapter Four — Basic Principles of Lexicographic Definition
202
General
203
Types of Lexicographic Definition
203
Twelve Basic Principles of Lexicographic Definition
205
Notes
224
Chapter Five — Grammar in the Dictionary
227
Historical Background
228
The Contribution of the Learner's Dictionary
228
The Contribution of Modern Linguistics
231
Topics Requiring Special Attention in the Dictionary
235
Notes
237
Lists 5A-5E
239
Chapter Six — Lexical Combinability
251
General
252
The ECD
256
Obligatory Collocations
258
Conclusion
261
Notes
261
Bibliography
263
Index
276
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Lexicography
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  86017506