Summing Up Two Decades of Pedagogic Lexicography

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorAri Kernerman
TitleSumming Up Two Decades of Pedagogic Lexicography
AbstractSince the introduction of monolingual learners' dictionaries, about six decades ago, 1986-2006 was the period in the history of lexicography that saw the greatest number of new developments in this field. Some of the areas in which changes took place are the semi-bilingualization of learners' dictionaries, the incorporation of user-friendly features in learners' dictionaries, the creation of word corpora on which learners' dictionaries can be based, the development of software programs for dictionary writing and manipulation, the invention of electronic applications of lexicography data bases, the emergence of a highly competitive market for publishers of learners' dictionaries, the flowering of academic lexicography, such as university departments and courses, research in, and writing about the theory and practice of pedagogic lexicography, and last but not least, the multiplicity of neologisms. Is it conceivable that new developments will continue to evolve at such a breathtaking speed? What will dictionaries be like ten more Euralex conferences from now, in 2026?
author = {Ari Kernerman},
title = {Summing Up Two Decades of Pedagogic Lexicography },
pages = {1263-1269},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},