The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

ISBN : 9780198826316

Philip Durkin
736 ページ
170 x 244 mm
Oxford Handbooks




This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.


1 Philip Durkin: Introduction
PART I: The Synchronic Dictionary
2 Henri Bejoint: Dictionaries for General Users: History and development
current issues
3 Reinhard Heuberger: Learners' Dictionaries: History and development
current issues
4 Thierry Fontenelle: Bilingual Dictionaries: History and development
current issues
5 Marc Kupietz: Constructing a Corpus
6 Iztok Kosem: Interrogating a Corpus
7 Patrick Hanks: Definition
8 Rosamund Moon: Explaining Meaning in Learners' Dictionaries
9 Arleta Adamska-Salaciak: Explaining Meaning in Bilingual Dictionaries
PART II: Historical Dictionaries
10 John Considine: Historical Dictionaries: History and development
current issues
11 Andrew Hawke: Quotation Evidence and Definitions
12 Laurel J. Brinton: Using Historical Corpora and Historical Text Databases
13 Edmund Weiner: Grammatical Analysis and Grammatical Change
14 Philip Durkin: Etymology, Word History, and the Grouping and Division of Material in Historical Dictionaries
PART III: Specialist Dictionaries
15 Tania Styles: Place-name Dictionaries
16 Peter McClure: Personal and Surname Dictionaries
17 Catherine Sangster: Pronouncing Dictionaries
18 Franziska Buchmann: Spelling Dictionaries
19 Julie Coleman: Slang Dictionaries
20 Eva Buchi: Etymological Dictionaries
21 Richard Ashdowne: Dictionaries of Dead Languages
22 Christian Kay and Marc Alexander: Diachronic and Synchronic Thesauruses
23 Clive Upton: Regional and Dialect Dictionaries
24 Holger Becker: Scientific and Technical Dictionaries
Coverage of Scientific and Technical Terms in General Dictionaries
PART IV: Specific Topics
25 Christiane Fellbaum: The Treatment of Multi-word Units in Lexicography
26 Dirk Geeraerts: Lexicography and Theories of Lexical Semantics
27 M. Lynne Murphy: Meaning Relations in Dictionaries: Hyponymy, Meronymy, Synonymy, Antonymy, and Contrast
28 Anu Koskela: Identification of Homonyms in Different Types of Dictionaries
29 Graham Pointon: The Representation of Pronunciation in General Dictionaries
30 Charlotte Brewer: Labelling and Metalanguage
31 James McCracken: The Exploitation of Dictionary Data and Metadata
32 Annette Klosa: Illustrations in Dictionaries
Encyclopaedic and Cultural Information in Dictionaries
33 Graeme Diamond: Making Decisions about Inclusion and Exclusion
34 Lynda Mugglestone: Description and Prescription in Dictionaries
35 Valerie Grundy and Diana Rawlinson: The Practicalities of Dictionary Production
Planning and Managing Dictionary Projects
Training of Lexicographers
36 Hilary Nesi: The Demands of Users and the Publishing World: Printed or Online, Free or Oaid for?
37 Stefan Dollinger: National Dictionaries and Cultural Identity: Insights from Austrian German and Canadian English
John Considine: A Chronology of Major Events in the History of Lexicography


Philip Durkin is Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and has led the dictionary's team of specialists in Etymology for the past fifteen years. He is the author of The Oxford Guide to Etymology (2009; paperback 2011), which has quickly become the standard work in the field, and of Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English (OUP 2014; paperback 2015).