• Developing the presentation of word formation in general monolingual dictionaries 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Gouws, Rufus H. (Bureau of the WAT, 2013)
      Word formation in the dictionary belongs, at the latest since the contribution of Mug­dan (1984), to the topics frequently discussed by lexicographers. Unfortunately the results have not always been satisfactory. This ...
    • Diccionario Español de definiciones 

      Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A.; Bergenholtz, Henning (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2018)
      Dictionaries for text reception are information tools that are designed and constructed for helping users (both humans and machines) to decode both oral and written texts. The diccionario español de definiciones is one ...
    • A functional approach to the choice between descriptive, prescriptive and proscriptive lexicography 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Gouws, Rufus H. (2010)
      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 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Gouws, Rufus H. (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, ...
    • Log files can and should be prepared for a functionalistic approach 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Johnsen, Mia (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 ...
    • On the metalexicographic genre of dictionary reviews, with specific reference to LexicoNordica and Lexikos 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Gouws, Rufus H. (Bureau of the WAT, 2016)
      Wiegand (1984) introduced dictionary criticism as a formal component of a general theory of lexicography. Since then many scholars have focused on various aspects of dictionary criticism. In this article a distinction is ...
    • On the timelessness of music dictionaries 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Bergenholtz, Inger (Bureau of the WAT, 2007)
      A music dictionary for the Internet fulfils the same functions as printed music dictionaries. An earlier music dictionary is as useful as a new one if its information is correct. But the fact that an Internet dictionary ...
    • Phases and steps in the access to data in information tools 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Bothma, Theo J. D.; Gouws, Rufus H. (Bureau of the WAT, 2015)
      In the information society, it is much easier for someone to find relevant data if s/he has an information need because of the availability of databases and electronic information tools. In information science this topic ...
    • Polyseme selection, lemma selection and article selection 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Gouws, Rufus H. (Bureau of the WAT, 2017)
      In linguistics, more specifically in the field of lexical semantics, a lot of attention has been given to polysemy and homonymy. The identification of and distinction between polysemy and homonymy should not be regarded ...
    • There is no need for the terms polysemy and homonymy in lexicography 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Agerbo, Heidi (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 dictionary? 

      Bergenholtz, Henning (Bureau of the WAT, 2012)
      By comparing different definitions in dictionaries and in theoretical papers we know that lexicographers have very different opinions on the topic: "What is a dictionary?" We see too that lexicographic tools with the same ...
    • What is a lexicographical database? 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Nielsen, Jesper Skovgard (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 ...
    • What is lexicography? 

      Bergenholtz, Henning; Gouws, Rufus H. (Bureau of the WAT, 2012)
      Within the field of lexicography there are numerous differences when it comes to the interpretation of the term lexicography and differences in determining the nature, extent and scope of this term. Although it is widely ...