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Adapting a historical dictionary for the modern online user : the case of the dictionary of South African English on historical principles's presentation and navigation features

dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, Andreen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan Niekerk, Timen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-07T08:07:00Z
dc.date.available2016-12-07T08:07:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationDu Plessis, A. & Van Niekerk, T. 2016. Adapting a historical dictionary for the modern online user : the case of the dictionary of South African English on historical principles's presentation and navigation features. Lexikos, 26:82-102, doi:10.5788/26-1-1357en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2224-0039 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1684-4904 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5788/26-1-1357
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99952
dc.descriptionCITATION: Du Plessis, A. & Van Niekerk, T. 2016. Adapting a historical dictionary for the modern online user : the case of the dictionary of South African English on historical principles's presentation and navigation features. Lexikos, 26:82-102, doi:10.5788/26-1-1357.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://lexikos.journals.ac.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractA collaboration between the Dictionary Unit for South African English (DSAE) and Stellenbosch University (SU) was initiated in 2016 to address the structure, layout and functionality of the online Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles (DSAEHist). This article focuses on work undertaken during the initial stages of the DSAE-SU collaboration and presents current work in adapting a print historical dictionary for the digital age. As with other print dictionaries that enter the electronic medium, the pilot version of the online DSAEHist still felt and looked like a print dictionary, albeit with a somewhat more user-friendly access structure. Another difficulty that the DSAEHist faces is the need for a dictionary based on historical principles to showcase large diachronic datasets. This requires that the article and microstructure, as well as the access structure, be adapted. Apart from this, the general layout of the dictionary is also being re-evaluated and redesigned to make it more usable on online platforms. To accommodate new users and to bring the DSAEHist into the digital era (with regard to standard web and mobile practices) stylistic, navigational and functional changes are being made. This article presents these changes to show how a valuable cultural and language resource is being brought into the digital era.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://lexikos.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1357
dc.format.extent21 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherBureau of the WATen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African Englishen_ZA
dc.subjectDictionary of South African English on Historical Principles -- Navigationen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African English -- Dictionariesen_ZA
dc.subjectOnline dictionariesen_ZA
dc.titleAdapting a historical dictionary for the modern online user : the case of the dictionary of South African English on historical principles's presentation and navigation featuresen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderBureau of the WATen_ZA


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