Lexical Conflict: Theory and Practice

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 18, 2015 - Foreign Language Study - 252 pages
The first practical study of its kind, Lexical Conflict presents a taxonomy of cross-linguistic lexical differences, with thorough discussion of zero equivalence, multiple equivalence and partial equivalence across languages. Illustrated with numerous examples taken from over one hundred world languages, this work is an exhaustive exploration of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences, presenting guidelines and solutions for the lexicographic treatment of these differences. The text combines theoretical and applied linguistic perspectives to create an essential guide for students, researchers and practitioners in linguistics, anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, translation, interpretation and international marketing.
 

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Contents

Lexical anisomorphism in linguistic and philosophical
13
Cases of lexical anisomorphism
47
A taxonomy of crosslinguistic lexical differences
146
Introduction
167
Multiple equivalence
181
dictionaries
187
Partial equivalence
198
Lexical anisomorphism in machinereadable dictionaries
208
summary
216
Index
242
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Danko Šipka is a professor of Slavic languages and applied linguistics at Arizona State University, where he teaches Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish and Slavic linguistics in the School of International Letters and Cultures.