Extending the Treatment of Pronunciation Entries in General Dictionaries

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Page619-628
AuthorArthur J. Bronstein
TitleExtending the Treatment of Pronunciation Entries in General Dictionaries
AbstractThere is a clear need for a more extensive treatment of pronunciation entries in current general (and unabridged) dictionaries on the ground that such a lack results in providing the reading public with incomplete, if not inadequate, information of present-day (English) usage. The paper argues the need for such extension in four areas: (1) the inadequate treatment of new pronunciations in the language; (2) the inconsistent treatment of regionally dictated variants; (3) the omission of pronunciations associated with certain social groups and certain discourse styles; (4) the omission of pronunciation changes due to the contexts in which numerous words commonly appear.
SessionPART 6 - Other lexicographical topics
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@InProceedings{ELX94-070,
author = {Arthur J. Bronstein},
title = {Extending the Treatment of Pronunciation Entries in General Dictionaries},
pages = {619-628},
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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