Voorbeeldmateriaal in woordeboeke

F.J. Lombard

Abstract


<b>Usage Examples in Dictionaries</b>

Usage examples can include citations, verbal illustrations and / or collocations and should contribute semantically, syntactically and pragmatically towards the way lemmas are presented in a given descriptive dictionary. To be as functional as possible, usage examples should meet certain criteria: they should represent real language and not a stylistic variant of language, they should meet the needs of the target-users of the dictionary, they must be easily understood and they should not be contentious. Citations may have certain deficiencies, but the benefits of a good syntactic component far outweigh these. Usage examples can successfully be employed in standard dictionaries, although their treatment in Afrikaans dictionaries leaves something to be desired.


Keywords


usage examples, citation, verbal illustration, collocation, semantic, syntactic, pragmatic, real language, target-user, comprehensibility, neutrality, decoding, encoding

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/2-1-1131

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