Descriptive and Normative Aspects of Lexicographic Decision-Making: The Borderline Cases

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Page503-508
AuthorLars Trap-Jensen
TitleDescriptive and Normative Aspects of Lexicographic Decision-Making: The Borderline Cases
AbstractThe paper deals with that all-too-familiar situation where the lexicographer must make a decision whether to include a particular item in the dictionary or not, and if so then in what form. Some borderline cases are investigated where considerations of language use, system and norm are each important parameters in the attempt to reach a common understanding that can be used by the dictionary staffas a manageable guideline for making uniform decisions. Experience indicates that there is no obvious, unequivocal path that should be followed — indeed the outcome for one type of information may well be different from that of another as the subtle balancing ofthe aspects involved may vary and result in different solutions.
SessionThe Dictionary-making Process
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@InProceedings{ELX02-054,
author = {Lars Trap-Jensen},
title = {Descriptive and Normative Aspects of Lexicographic Decision-Making: The Borderline Cases },
pages = {503-508},
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},
}
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