Compound Dictionary Entries (The Case of Slovene Noun Phrases)

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorVojko Gorjanc, Andreja Žele
TitleCompound Dictionary Entries (The Case of Slovene Noun Phrases)
AbstractThe present paper points out the special characteristics of the lexicalised multi-word units and presents the semantic and syntactic standards for determining the degree of permanence and stability of noun phrases in Slovene. Since lexicalisation is linked to the obligatory classifying character of adjectives (primary or secondary/obtained by conversion) which is formally marked in Slovene by the endings -nil-i, the issue of simple adjectival dictionary entries in -en and -nil-i can be resolved indirectly, along with the issue of lexicalised multi-word units as dictionary entries in the Slovene language. At the same time, a new question arises: which criteria must a multi-word unit meet to get the status of a dictionary entry. On the basis of the material from the Dictionary of the Standard Slovene Language (Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika), which was analysed using traditional methods, and the new textual material from the Corpus of the Slovene Language, FlDA, the paper presents standards for determining the permanence of a multi-word unit, and within them, standards for including such multi-word units in the dictionary as entries.
SessionDifferent Lexicographical and Lexicological Topics
author = {Vojko Gorjanc, Andreja Žele},
title = {Compound Dictionary Entries (The Case of Slovene Noun Phrases) },
pages = {607-614},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2002},
month = {aug},
date = {13-17},
address = {København, Denmark},
editor = {Anna Braasch and Claus Povlsen},
publisher = {Center for Sprogteknologi},
isbn = {87-90708-09-1},