The lexicographical treatment of neo-classical compounds

AuthorAletta Elizabeth van Niekerk
TitleThe lexicographical treatment of neo-classical compounds
AbstractNeo-classical compounds consist of a combination of a Greek or Latin word element and another element (affix or root). The morphological and semantic differences between these elements and affixes are such that the elements could be referred to as neo-classlcal roots. Neo-classical roots should be included as sublexical items in dictionaries. The lexicographer should be consistent in supplying etymological and phonological information regarding foreign word-elements and may neither ignore the productivity of neo-classical compounds, nor arbitrarily include or exclude them.
SessionPART 4 - Linguistics in Lexicography
Keywordslexicographer, neoclassical compounds, sublexical lemmas, final combining forms, initial combining forms.
author = {Aletta Elizabeth van Niekerk},
title = {The lexicographical treatment of neo-classical compounds},
pages = {379-385},
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},