Systemic lexicography

AuthorJurij D. Apresjan
TitleSystemic lexicography
AbstractIn this paper I propose that in order to be systemic an explanatory dictionary should meet the following requirements: 1) to reflect the naive picture of the world inherent in the given language; 2) to describe lexical items in conjunction with grammatical rules within the framework of an integrated theory of language; 3) to use a unified metalanguage throughout the whole linguistic description; in particular, to reduce complex meanings, by gradually decomposing them, to the set of semantic primitives; 4) to present lexical items as members of lexicographic types; 5) to delineate their lexicographic portraits
Keywordsnaive picture of the world, integrated (unified) description of lexicon and grammar, semantic primitives, lexicographic types, lexicographic portraits.
author = {Jurij D. Apresjan},
title = {Systemic lexicography},
pages = {3-16},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},