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Electronic Lexicography

Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot


This book introduces the rapidly evolving field of electronic lexicography. The aim is to provide a wide overview of the full process of electronic dictionary production and present some of the challenges faced by publishers, editors and lexicographers as well as the benefits offered to a wide range of users language learners, translators and professionals. Throughout the book particular focus is placed on user needs and the functionalities of electronic dictionaries that are designed to meet them. The volume contains chapters introducing some innovative dictionary projects and surveys of dict ... More

Keywords: corpus, customisation, dictionary useDictionary-writing system, electronic dictionary, functional theory, internet, collaborative lexicography, online dictionary, phraseology

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654864
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylviane Granger, editor
Director, Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, The Catholic University of Louvain

Magali Paquot, editor
Research Fellow, The Catholic University of Louvain

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Part I Lexicography at a watershed

3 Corpus tools for lexicographers

Adam Kilgarriff and Iztok Kosem

Part II Innovative dictionary projects

11 Encoding collocations in DiCoInfo: From formal to user-friendly representations

Marie‐Claude L'Homme, Benoît Robichaud, and Patrick Leroyer

Part III Electronic dictionaries and their users

20 Online dictionary use: Key findings from an empirical research project

Carolin Müller-Spitzer, Alexander Koplenig, and Antje Töpel