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The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography

ISBN 9781032096261
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
838 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography provides a comprehensive overview of the major approaches to lexicography and their applications within the field. This Handbook features key case studies and cutting-edge contributions from an international range of practitioners, teachers, and researchers. Analysing the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries within the digital era, the 47 chapters address the core issues of:

  • The foundations of lexicography, and its interactions with other disciplines including Corpus Linguistics and Information Science;

  • Types of dictionaries, for purposes such as translation and teaching;

  • Innovative specialised dictionaries such as the Oenolex wine dictionary and the Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language;

  • Lexicography and world languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Chinese, and Indonesian;

  • The future of lexicography, including the use of the Internet, user participation, and dictionary portals.

The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography is essential reading for researchers and students working in this area.

Table of Contents

Introduction Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera

Part 1: Foundations of Lexicography

  1. Lexicography as an independent science Sven Tarp
  2. Dictionary management Henning Bergenholtz
  3. Dictionaries and access Rufus H. Gouws
  4. Explaining meaning in lexicographical information tools Heidi Agerbo
  5. Dictionary criticism Sandro Nielsen
  6. Part 2: The Interdisciplinary Nature of Lexicography

  7. Lexicography and interdisciplinarity Sandro Nielsen
  8. Lexicography and Applied Linguistics Pam Peters and Trinidad Fernández
  9. Lexicography and Corpus Linguistics Gertrud Faaß
  10. Lexicography and Terminology Lynne Bowker
  11. Dictionaries and language policy Dion Nkomo
  12. Dictionaries and culture Przemyslaw Lozowski
  13. Lexicography and Natural Language Processing Aleš Horák and Adam Rambousek
  14. Lexicography and Information Science Theo JD Bothma
  15. Domain ontologies Catherine Roussey, Nathalie Hernandez and Haïfa Zargayouna
  16. Part 3: Types of Dictionaries

  17. The concept of dictionary Sven Tarp
  18. Dictionaries for text reception Patrick Leroyer
  19. Dictionaries for text production Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera and Henning Bergenholtz
  20. Dictionaries for translation Laura Giacomini
  21. Dictionaries to assist teaching and learning Reinhard Heuberger
  22. Specialised dictionaries John Humbley
  23. Terminological knowledge bases Anne Condamines
  24. Part 4: Innovative Dictionaries

  25. Learner’s dictionaries of English Julia Miller
  26. Revising the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles: World Englishes and linguistic variation in real-time Stefan Dollinger
  27. FrameNet Josef Ruppenhofer, Hans C. Boas and Collin F. Baker
  28. The Online Dictionary of NZ Sign Language: A case study of contemporary sign language dictionaries Rachel McKee and David McKee
  29. The Alicante dictionaries Jose Mateo
  30. The Oenolex wine dictionary Patrick Leroyer
  31. The Accounting Dictionaries Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera and Marta Niño Amo
  32. Wordnik Erin McKean
  33. Part 5: World Languages, Lexicography and the Internet

  34. African lexicography in the Internet era Danie Prinsloo, Jacobus Prinsloo and Daniel Prinsloo
  35. Arabic lexicography in the Internet era Karlheinz Mörth
  36. Chinese lexicography in the Internet era Heming Yong and Jing Peng
  37. English lexicography in the Internet era Howard Jackson
  38. French lexicography in the Internet era Paul Achille Mavoungou
  39. German lexicography in the Internet era Petra Storjohann
  40. Hindi lexicography in the Internet era Parman Singh and Arimardan Kumar Tripathi
  41. Indonesian lexicography in the Internet era Deny Arnos Kwary
  42. Portuguese lexicography in the Internet era Teresa Lino
  43. Russian lexicography in the Internet era Olga M. Karpova
  44. Spanish lexicography in the Internet era Ignacio Bosque and Auxiliadora Barrios Rodríguez
  45. Part 6: Looking into the Future: Lexicography in the Internet Era

  46. Electronic dictionaries Anna Dziemianko
  47. Using the web for lexicographic purposes Vincent Ooi
  48. Information retrieval for lexicographic purposes Orin Hargraves
  49. Dictionary usage research in the Internet era Carolin Müller-Spitzer, Alexander Koplenig and Sascha Wolfer
  50. User participation in the Internet Era Christian M. Meyer and Andrea Abel
  51. Dictionary portals Bob Boelhouwer, Hindrik Sijens and Anne Dykstra
  52. Towards an International Directory of Lexicography Reinhard R.K. Hartmann


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Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera is Full Professor at the University of Valladolid, Spain; Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; and Tutor at UNED, Spain.


"As a compendium of lexicographical knowledge, this handbook of lexicography can be said to be second to none as it rivals its predecessors both in scope and variety [...] The handbook’s comprehensiveness is reflected not only in the variety of topics, languages, and countries covered therein but also in the impressive array of its contributors."

- Yongwei Gao, Springer Nature 2018