Word – morpheme balance in dictionary-making

AuthorAbraham Solomonick
TitleWord – morpheme balance in dictionary-making
AbstractLexicography should be based on the dual dependency of nearly every dictionary entry; word dependence and morpheme dependence. The overt or implied assumption that lexicography deals only with words and their combinations is, therefore, misleading. I will attempt to prove the correctness of this statement for any particular language, since all languages constitute sign-systems, combining the denotational character of the word with its membership in the system, organizing all signs including words, into a comprehensible and coherent whole. One mechanism of such organization, also indispensable for dictionary-making, is morpheme division and subdivision. In practical lexicography every dictionary item is already based on this division.
SessionPART 4 - Linguistics in Lexicography
Keywordsmorpheme/word combination, morpheme/word continuum, run-on entry, flection entry, root morpheme.
author = {Abraham Solomonick},
title = {Word - morpheme balance in dictionary-making},
pages = {405-410},
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},