Electronic Lexicography

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Sylviane Granger, Magali Paquot
OUP Oxford, Oct 25, 2012 - Computers - 517 pages
This book brings together leading professional and academic lexicographers to report on current developments in the deployment of electronic means in the planning, writing, and dissemination of dictionaries. Every major aspect of electronic lexicography is covered by the book including dictionary types (general and specialized dictionaries, monolingual and multilingual dictionaries, collocation dictionaries, sign dictionaries, collaborative dictionaries) in a range of formats (CD-ROM, web-based, handheld), dictionary-writing systems, integration of corpora, The book also addresses the implications of electronic dictionary-making for lexicographic theory and illustrates how the new developments are integrated into innovative dictionary projects like Wiktionary. The perspective of the user is considered throughout the book, including how electronic dictionaries take account of user needs and whether and how users take advantages of the new features afforded by the electronic medium. This state-of-the-art account of developments in one of the most vibrant areas of reference publishing and language research will appeal to everyone concerned with current lexicography.

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Electronic lexicographyfrom challenge to opportunity
Part I Lexicography at a watershed
Part II Innovative dictionary projects
Part III Electronic dictionaries and their users
Author Index
Subject Index

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Sylviane Granger is Professor of English Language and Linguistics and Director of the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics at the Catholic University of Louvain. Her current research interests focus on the integration of corpus data into a range of user-oriented tools, in particular electronic dictionaries and writing aids. Her latest publications include Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective (co-edited with F. Meunier) and International Corpus of Learner English (Granger et al. 2009).

Magali Paquot is a research fellow at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Catholic University of Louvain. Her current research interests focus on academic vocabulary, phraseology and pedagogical lexicography. Her latest publications include Academic Vocabulary in Learner Writing (2010) and A Taste for Corpora (co-edited with F. Meunier, S. De Cock and G. Gilquin, 2011).

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