Electronic Corpora and Dictionary Definitions: the Word “Patriotism” in COCA and Online Merriam-Webster Dictionary

By November 17, 2016,
Page323-327
AuthorMaria Konovalova, Igor Tolochin
TitleElectronic Corpora and Dictionary Definitions: the Word “Patriotism” in COCA and Online Merriam-Webster Dictionary
AbstractThe article analyses the word ‘patriotism’ in the Contemporary Corpus of American English (COCA) and the results are compared with the definition of the same word in the Online Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The comparison points out that one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of American English does not provide a consistent and clear structure of the senses of the word ‘patriotism’ as it is used today. Some suggestions for the improvement of the definition are offered.
SessionCorpus-driven lexicography
KeywordsMerriam-Webster, patriotism, COCA, word meaning
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-016,
author = {Maria Konovalova and Igor Tolochin},
title = {Electronic Corpora and Dictionary Definitions: the Word “Patriotism” in COCA and Online Merriam-Webster Dictionary},
pages = {323--327},
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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