Herbert Wiegand with a "Metalexicographical Panga" in the Jungle: An Unlocking of Wörterbuchforschung

Maria Smit

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Abstract: This article discusses volume 1 of Wiegand's Wörterbuchforschung, which contains asection on the structure of the research field of lexicography, and a section on research on dictionaryuse. Wiegand firstly discusses different aspects of language lexicography and dictionaryresearch to determine whether this type of research constitutes a scientific discipline. He concludesthat it is a scientific research field on its way to become a scientific discipline. In the second section,Wiegand puts forward a theoretical framework for research on dictionary use, based on actiontheory, and a detailed methodology which includes empirical research. Such a theoretical andmethodological foundation, which also takes into account the systematic research on dictionarystructure, can be informative to lexicographers and enable them to plan the microstructures offuture dictionaries in a more systematic way. This might also lead to a more scientific concept ofuser-friendliness in dictionaries.

Keywords: DICTIONARY RESEARCH, METALEXICOGRAPHY, DICTIONARY USE,LANGUAGE LEXICOGRAPHY, COMPUTER LEXICOGRAPHY, ACTION THEORY, METHODOLOGY,EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, ACCESS ACTIONS, USER ACTIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES,USER TESTS, PROTOCOLS, EXPERIMENTS.

Opsomming: Herbert Wiegand met 'n "metaleksikografiese panga" in dieoerwoud: 'n Ontsluiting van Wörterbuchforschung. Hierdie artikel bespreek deel 1van Wiegand se Wörterbuchforschung, wat 'n afdeling oor die struktuur van die navorsingsveldbinne leksikografie bevat, en 'n afdeling oor navorsing oor woordeboekgebruik. Eerstens bespreekWiegand verskillende aspekte van taalleksikografie en woordeboeknavorsing om vas te stel ofhierdie soort navorsing 'n wetenskaplike dissipline vorm. Hy kom tot die gevolgtrekking dat dit 'nwetenskaplike navorsingsveld is wat op pad is om 'n wetenskaplike dissipline te word. In dietweede afdeling stel Wiegand 'n teoretiese raamwerk voor vir die navorsing oor woordeboekgebruikwat gebaseer is op aksieteorie, en 'n gedetailleerde metodologie wat empiriese navorsinginsluit. So 'n teoretiese en metodologiese basis, wat ook die sistematiese navorsing oor woordeboekstruktuurin aanmerking neem, kan insiggewend wees vir leksikograwe en hulle in staat stelom toekomstige woordeboeke se mikrostrukture op 'n meer sistematiese wyse te beplan. Dit kanook lei tot 'n meer wetenskaplike siening van gebruikersvriendelikheid in woordeboeke.

Sleutelwoorde: WOORDEBOEKNAVORSING, METALEKSIKOGRAFIE, WOORDEBOEKGEBRUIK,TAALLEKSIKOGRAFIE, REKENAARLEKSIKOGRAFIE, AKSIETEORIE, METODOhttp


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DICTIONARY RESEARCH, METALEXICOGRAPHY, DICTIONARY USE, LANGUAGE LEXICOGRAPHY, COMPUTER LEXICOGRAPHY, ACTION THEORY, METHODOLOGY, EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, ACCESS ACTIONS, USER ACTIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES, USER TESTS, PROTOCOLS, EXPERIMENTS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/11-0-855

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