The cultural dimension in defining

AuthorPenny Stock
TitleThe cultural dimension in defining
AbstractThis paper examines the types of information that monolingual ELT dictionaries present in definitions. It considers the implications for lexicography of work done by Eleanor Rosch and Hilary Putnam in the 1970s on prototypes and stereotypes respectively in order to see how a change in semantic approach may allow new approaches to defining to develop, allowing lexicographers to include cultural information and to meet the needs of the user faced with difficult tasks in text comprehension.
SessionPART 1 - Dictionaries from the Users' Perspective
Keywordscultural, definitions, encyclopedic, prototypes, stereotypes.
author = {Penny Stock},
title = {The cultural dimension in defining},
pages = {113-120},
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},