The Sounds of a Dictionary: Description of Onomatopoeic Words in the Academic Dictionary of Contemporary Czech

Page149-157
AuthorMagdalena Kroupová, Barbora Štěpánková, Veronika Vodrážková
TitleThe Sounds of a Dictionary: Description of Onomatopoeic Words in the Academic Dictionary of Contemporary Czech
AbstractThis paper is focused on the description of onomatopoeic interjections and onomatopoeic verbs in a monolingual dictionary. Compared to its predecessors, the emerging monolingual dictionary of Czech (ASSČ) provides more space for the description of all dictionary entries, including onomatopoeic interjections, and their treatment is more detailed. The study concentrates on primary meanings of words related to natural sounds which are imitated, e.g., bú (moo), bučet (to moo), as well as on secondary meanings vaguely related to the sound. The paper compares possible ways of treatment of definitions, especially determination of the defining vocabulary for the specific part of the lexicon, the reflection of imitating, and the structure of individual components of the explanation of the meaning (e.g., typical producers, supporting adjectives and adverbs etc.), in addition, proposals of the treatment in the ASSČ are presented. To provide a complex description of onomatopoeic interjections, their syntactic functions and their specific semantic features are discussed.
SessionDICTIONARY-MAKING PROCESS
KeywordsCzech, definition, interjection, (lexical) meaning, monolingual dictionary, onomatopoeia, verb
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2018-012,
author={Magdalena Kroupová, Barbora Štěpánková, Veronika Vodrážková},
title={The Sounds of a Dictionary: Description of Onomatopoeic Words in the Academic Dictionary of Contemporary Czech},
pages={149-157},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
year={2018},
month={jul},
date={17-21},
address={Ljubljana, Slovenia},
editor={Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek},
publisher={Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts},
isbn={978-961-06-0097-8}, }
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