The Treatment of Ideological Polysemy in Monolingual Afrikaans Dictionaries

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AuthorAdelia Carstens
TitleThe Treatment of Ideological Polysemy in Monolingual Afrikaans Dictionaries
AbstractAfrikaans dictionaries have often been criticised for their biased treatment of ideologically loaded lemmas and senses. It is argued that in order to redress imbalances lexicographical strategies should be devised to delimit the ideologically distinct senses of a lexical item. On the basis of specific articulations in the meanings of political-ideological lexical items a typology of semantic categories is proposed; each represented by a schema for a prototypical member. The schémas are applied to selected entries in the unabridged Afrikaans dictionary WAT, demonstrating their heuristic value.
SessionPART 1 - Word meaning / lexical semantics
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@InProceedings{ELX94-009,
author = {Adelia Carstens},
title = {The Treatment of Ideological Polysemy in Monolingual Afrikaans Dictionaries},
pages = {56-66},
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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