Time to say goodbye? On the exclusion of solid compounds from the Swedish Academy Glossary (SAOL)

By November 17, 2016,
Page567-576
AuthorSture Berg, Louise Holmer, Emma Sköldberg
TitleTime to say goodbye? On the exclusion of solid compounds from the Swedish Academy Glossary (SAOL)
AbstractThe Swedish Academy Glossary, SAOL (short for Svenska Akademiens ordlista) is a monolingual glossary, first published in 1874. The latest edition, SAOL13, was published in 2006 and the next edition, SAOL14, is planned for 2015.
This article concerns the revision of the lemma list in SAOL, with special focus on the exclusion of transparent solid compounds. There are about 88,000 solid compounds in the 13th edition of the Glossary, i.e. 70 % of the total number of lemmas (125,000). Since there are almost infinite possibilities of creating new words in Swedish, the printed Glossary obviously only includes a sample of the contemporary Swedish vocabulary.
With improved lexicographic tools and an enlarged text corpus, the editors of SAOL14 have great possibilities of making more accurate decisions when including new solid compounds and excluding others from the lemma list. The discussion is above all based on the solid compounds including the noun kalkyl (‘calculation’, ‘estimate’, ‘calculus’).
SessionReports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
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@InProceedings{ELX10-047,
author = {Sture Berg, Louise Holmer, Emma Sköldberg},
title = {Time to say goodbye? On the exclusion of solid compounds from the Swedish Academy Glossary (SAOL)},
pages = {567-576},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2010},
month = {jul},
date = {6-10},
address = {Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands},
editor = {Anne Dykstra and Tanneke Schoonheim},
publisher = {Fryske Akademy},
isbn = {978-90-6273-850-3},
}
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