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The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography

ISBN 9781138941601
Published October 4, 2017 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.



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