Core, subsense and the New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE). On how meanings hang together, and not separately

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Page419-431
AuthorGeart van der Meer
TitleCore, subsense and the New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE). On how meanings hang together, and not separately
AbstractThe New Oxford English Dictionary [NODE, 1998] tries to describe meaning in a way which shows how the various meanings of a word are related. It tries to do so by distinguishing core senses and subsenses, derived from the core senses. Modern layout techniques are used to highlight the various senses. This paper intends to examine what NODE is in fact attempting and how well it has succeeded. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of figurative use. The conclusion is that NODE’s laudable aims do not quite square with its practice.
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@InProceedings{ELX00-049,
author = {Geart van der Meer},
title = {Core, subsense and the New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE). On how meanings hang together, and not separately},
pages = {419-431},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},
}
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