An About-Turn Halfway Through the Completion of a Multi Volume Overall-Descriptive Dictionary : Gallantry or Folly?

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Page419-425
AuthorWillem Botha
TitleAn About-Turn Halfway Through the Completion of a Multi Volume Overall-Descriptive Dictionary : Gallantry or Folly?
AbstractThis article examines two questions concerning a drastic break in continuity halfway through the compilation of a multivolume overall-descriptive dictionary. The questions are: (i) is acceleration in itself motivation enough for a drastic break in the continuity of an overall-descriptive dictionary, and (ii) at what stage in the ever continuing development of a language should an overall-descriptive dictionary be compiled and can an ill-timed starting date justify a break in continuity? It is argued that acceleration can under certain conditions justify a break in continuity and that an overall-descriptive dictionary can only be compiled when a language is considered to be standardized.
SessionPART 3 - Lexicographical and lexicological projects
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@InProceedings{ELX94-046,
author = {Willem Botha},
title = {An About-Turn Halfway Through the Completion of a Multi Volume Overall-Descriptive Dictionary : Gallantry or Folly?},
pages = {419-425},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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