Dictionary of the Contemporary Slovak Language: The Product of Tradition and Innovation

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Page257-261
AuthorAlexandra Jarošová, Vladimír Benko
TitleDictionary of the Contemporary Slovak Language: The Product of Tradition and Innovation
AbstractAfter having published the first two volumes of a multivolume monolingual dictionary of Modern Slovak, herein we try to summarise the basic concepts as they have been implemented in the actual dictionary text and introduce some extralinguistic and linguistic contexts relevant to our language and political situation. Both the traditions and innovations that have influenced the actual lexicographic decisions are presented. The extralinguistic contexts are represented above all by the existence of a special linguistic institution authorised to issue codification publications, as well as by the existence of the ‘Act on the State Language’, the amendment to which was passed in 2010. In Slovak lexicography, the linguistic contexts are governed by two contradicting traditions of prescriptivism and descriptivism. The presented discussion of the macro- and microstructure of the dictionary introduces some novel lexicographical solutions.
SessionLexicography and identity, indigenous languages
KeywordsSlovak explanatory dictionary, prescriptivism and descriptivism
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-009,
author = {Alexandra Jarošová and Vladimír Benko},
title = {Dictionary of the Contemporary Slovak Language: The Product of Tradition and Innovation},
pages = {257--261},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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