Practical Lexicography: A Reader

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Oxford University Press, 2008 - Computers - 405 pages
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This book collects and introduces some of the best and most useful work in practical lexicography. It has been designed as a resource for students and scholars of lexicography and lexicology and to be an essential reference for professional lexicographers. It focusses on central issues in the field and covers topics hotly debated in lexicography circles. After a full contextual introduction Thierry Fontenelle divides the book into twelve parts - theoretical perspectives, corpus design, lexicographical evidence, word senses and polysemy, collocations and idioms, definitions, examples, grammar and usage, bilingual lexicography, tools and methods, semantic networks, and how dictionaries are used. The book is fully referenced and indexed.

The reader may be used independently for reference or as reading material for a course of study. It will also be an essential companion for The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography by Sue Atkins and Michael Rundell, to be published by OUP in 2008.

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Contents

The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language
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Theoretical Lexicography and its Relation to Dictionarymaking
31
Principles of Systematic Lexicography
51
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Thierry Fontenelle is a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft's Natural Language Group, where he works on the creation of dictionaries for proofing tools and natural language processing. He received his PhD from the University of Li�ge in 1995. In the 1990s, he collaborated on two bilingual dictionaries published by Cambridge University Press and managed an international project dealing with the extraction of collocations from dictionaries and corpora. His research interests include computational lexicography for natural language processing and proofing tools. He is also Past President of the European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX) and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Lexicography.

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