Lexicography in the 21st Century

In honour of Henning Bergenholtz

Sandro Nielsen | University of Aarhus
Sven Tarp | University of Aarhus
ISBN 9789027223364 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027289018 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This is a state-of-the-art volume on lexicography at the beginning of the 21st century. It also offers proposals for future theoretical and practical work. The contributions, inspired by the ground-breaking work of Henning Bergenholtz, address topics such as dictionary functions; dictionary users; access routes; dictionary structures; dictionary reviewing; subject-field classifications; data retrieval; corpus lexicography; and collocations and phraseology. The contributors, all highly regarded international scholars in the field of lexicography, show how the theory of lexicographical functions can extend the forefront of the discipline by focusing on dictionary functions and how these meet the needs of users in various types of user situations. Thereby echoing Bergenholtz’s idea that a dictionary is a tool that can help users solve problems encountered in communicative, cognitive and operative situations. This volume is not only of interest to practical and theoretical lexicographers but to anyone interested in lexicography.
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“I particularly appreciate the up-to-date treatment of the topics and the overall coherence of the individual contributions. They all add up to an informative text, which I recommend to anyone interested in lexicography. Henning Bergenholtz is one of the outstanding pioneers of lexicography. So it is not surprising that he has gained the respect not only of his fellow-workers, but lexicographers and metalexicographers from all over the world who are taking the opportunity to assess progress in the field to which he has brought so much over the years.”
“The papers are relevant contributions to the field of lexicography and contribute to the comprehensive scope of topics contained in this book, which addresses mainly lexicographers, but also anyone interested in lexicography. [...] This volume is a collection of interesting papers that sheds light on the research that is currently carried out in the field of lexicography. It brings together the expertise and in-depth knowledge of a number of highly regarded international scholars – thus, scientific interest is guaranteed. One of its strenghts is its wide subject scope, since each contribution is devoted to a specific topic – all unique. Even though the articles deal with a different topic, they are integrated and inter-linked to form a coherent whole. The structure of the book is highly appropriate and the editors have done a magnificent job in its distribution. [...] Lexicography in the 21st century. In honour of Henning Bergenholtz is a highly recommended book for lexicographers or linguists interested in lexicography who want to broaden and deepen their knowledge in the current research carried out by leading scholars in this field.”
“The book is written by some of the leading scholars in the world, which does justice to Henning Bergenholtz and also makes it hard to put ones finger on any of the contributions. Likewise, the bindings and the layout are more than satisfactory.”
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Terminology & Lexicography


Main BIC Subject

CFM: Lexicography

Main BISAC Subject

LAN021000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Spelling & Vocabulary
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