One lexicological theory, two lexicographical models and the pragmatemes

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorLena Papadopoulou
TitleOne lexicological theory, two lexicographical models and the pragmatemes
AbstractGenerally little attention has been paid to pragmatics in most dictionaries. The present paper focuses on the concept of pragmatemes and their lexicographical treatment within the frame of Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology. First, necessary preliminary notions closely related with pragmatemes are considered, by briefly reviewing the mel’čukian global model of human linguistic behaviour, linguistic sign and phrasemes typology. Second, the definition of pragmatemes, that is of phrasemes used in given extralinguistic situations, and the central acting part of the conceptual representation of the communicative situation are presented. Following, the structure of Explanatory Combinatorial Dictionary (ECD) and PragμatLex are outlined and an illustration of the Greek pragmatemes Συγχαρητήρια ‘Congratulations’ and Συλλυπητήρια ‘Condolences’ is provided within the simplified versions of ECD - Dictionary of Collocations and Lexique actif du français- and the lexicographical model for pragmatemes PragμatLex. Finally, we conclude our paper with a brief discussion on which lexicographical approach is preferable.
SessionLexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
KeywordsMeaning Text Theory, phraseology, pragmatemes
author={Lena Papadopoulou},
title={One lexicological theory, two lexicographical models and the pragmatemes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},