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Log files can and should be prepared for a functionalistic approach
(Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch University, Bureau of the WAT, 2007)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: User surveys of printed dictionaries may be characterised as non-representative and non-realistic laboratory tests, often with retrospective questions based on memory. Log file analyses concerning the use ...
A functional approach to the choice between descriptive, prescriptive and proscriptive lexicography
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In lexicography the concepts of prescription and description have been employed for a long time without there ever being a clear definition of the terms prescription/prescriptive and description/descriptive. ...
How to do language policy with dictionaries
(Bureau of the WAT, 2006)
The lexicographical presentation of terms from the field of language planning often lacks clear and unambiguous distinction and proper explanation. Too often dictionaries even fail to include these terms in the lemma list, ...
There is no need for the terms polysemy and homonymy in lexicography
(Bureau of the WAT, 2014)
This paper describes a radically different approach to polysemy and homonymy from the ones normally presented in linguistic and lexicographic literature on this topic. Our main criticism of the traditional approaches lies ...
What is a lexicographical database?
(Bureau of the WAT, 2013)
Fifty years ago, no lexicographer used a database in the work process. Today, almost all dictionary projects incorporate databases. In our opinion, the optimal lexicographical database should be planned in cooperation ...