Das lexikographische Beispiel in der Parömiographie. Formen und Funktionen

Vida Jesenšek


The Lexicographic Example in Paremiography. Forms and Func­tions.

This paper discusses the lexicographic example within the scope of paremiography (prov­erb lexicography).The focus is on criteria for the identification, determination and selection of those contextual language data that can, in the functioning of the lexicographic example, systematically and appropriately support the lexicographic process in modern paremiography. The idea is pur­sued that during the time of corpus empirical lexicography, which mostly also yielded electronic products, its status and thus its functionality has been altered. From the traditional primarily docu­mentary illustrative function and support of the individual competence of the lexicographer, it became the starting- and central point of the lexicographic working process. It became the empiric base for the description of linguistic phenomena and can only then be microstructurally integrated into its traditional illustrative documentary function. Interdisciplinarily and through inclusion of the phraseological and paremiographical theoretical knowledge of semantics, pragmatics and gram­mar of the proverbs, assertions are then developed on the quality characteristics of text pas­sages with the help of which potential lexicographic examples within the scope of paremiography can be identified, systematically evaluated and selected. Finally the acceptability and operation­ability of the determined quality characteristics are discussed as well as some further research ques­tions addressed. The considerations are based on the experiences from the development of a mul­ti­linguistic peromiographical product, that was conceptualized and developed as documenta­tion of the actual proverbial use and also as learning and teaching material in foreign language learning contexts (SprichWort 2010). The article will therefore contribute to the development of a theory of the lexicographic example, since 1977 called for (cf. Wiegand 1977) and until now not yet realized within the scope of paremiography.


lexicographic example, citation, citation example, lexi­cog­raphy, phraseography, paremiography, proverb lexicography, corpus lexi­cography, methodology, methodics, functions, proverb, identifi­ca­tion, selection

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/23-1-1209


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