|Joaquim Rafel i Fontanals
|Tradition and Innovation in Catalan Lexicography
|The Organizing Committee of the XIII International Congress of the European Association for Lexicography has given me the honor of delivering the inaugural address. The organizers suggested to me that this occasion was an excellent opportunity to provide congress participants and readers of EURALEX volumes from around the world with a view of Catalan lexicography. The result is the following paper, which is divided into two parts. In the first part I provide a brief history of our lexicographic tradition; in the second, I discuss Catalan lexicography in the 20th century and concentrate on recent activities in the field of lexicography undertaken by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Our lexicographic tradition aims both to satisfy the specific needs of a society that uses Catalan as its language of communication and to adopt rigorous methodological criteria grounded in linguistic analysis. As I hope to show, our dictionaries are on a par with current lexicographic practise and incorporate several innovative characteristics.
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