What is Lexicography?

Henning Bergenholtz, Rufus H. Gouws

Abstract


Within the field of lexicography there are numerous differences when it comes to the interpretation of the term lexicography and differences in determining the nature, extent and scope of this term. Although it is widely accepted that lexicography consist of two components, i.e. theoretical lexicography and the lexicographic practice, different definitions of lexicography give no unambiguous reflection of this distinction and of the individual components. This paper looks at some prevailing diverse uses and interpretations of the word lexicography. This is followed by proposals to ensure a transformative, unified and comprehensive interpretation of this concept.


Keywords


independent discipline; information tool; lexicographer; lexicographic practice; lexicographic theory; lexicographic tool; lexicography; lexicology; metalexicography; scientific lexicography; terminography

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/22-1-996

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