Fashion Words in Afrikaans Dictionaries: A Long Walk to Lexicographic Freedom or just a Lexical Fly-by-Night?

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Page301-312
AuthorDanie J. Prinsloo, Rufus H. Gouws
TitleFashion Words in Afrikaans Dictionaries: A Long Walk to Lexicographic Freedom or just a Lexical Fly-by-Night?
AbstractTo date compilers of dictionaries of Afrikaans based the allocation of labels such as neologism/fashion words on intuition on the assumption that such words would either disappear from the language in a relative short time or that they may indeed get established and become unmarked entries in future dictionaries. Without a corpus from which the history of frequency of occurrence could be studied such labeling was indeed subjective and compilers were well aware of the arbitrariness of such labeling. In this paper it will be illustrated that studying the frequency of occurrence of such words in a corpus that merely reflects two and a half decades of Afrikaans, enables the lexicographer to draw conclusions on the rise and fall of fashion words.
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@InProceedings{ELX06-038,
author = {Danie J. Prinsloo, Rufus H. Gouws},
title = {Fashion Words in Afrikaans Dictionaries: A Long Walk to Lexicographic Freedom or just a Lexical Fly-by-Night? },
pages = {301-312},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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