Challenges to lexicography in the digital era: the point of view of the function theory

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It is becoming trivial to state that lexicography is passing through a profound transition from the printed to the digital media. It is, however, anything but trivial to discuss and analyze the challenges posed by this transition which has been triggered by the introduction of the new computer and information technologies into lexicography. The transformation is triple and affects the compilation, presentation and usage of the lexicographical product. In a certain way, the millenarian discipline is shaken by an identity crisis due to this transition from the well-known to the unknown. Today most dictionaries are made on computers, many of them online and connected to remote databases. The lexicographical team does no longer need to share the same premises and may be dispersed in various countries and even continents. Many dictionary projects rely on gigantic text corpora or obtain their data directly from the immense material made available on the Internet. Part of the compilation process has been automatized by means of advanced computer programs. Alternative, collaborative compilation methods are appearing. As a result, the printed dictionary is disappearing in many countries. The tendency is global and seems irreversible. Most digital dictionaries are now published online, i.e. in the clouds, and can be accessed almost anywhere by means of a variety of devices like laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones.
TitelI. ve II. Uluslararası Sözlükbilimi Sempozyumu : Bildiri Kitabı
RedaktørerHayati Develi , Mehmet Gürlek
Antal sider23
Forlagİstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kültür A.Ş.
Udgivelsesårdec. 2016
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2016


  • Lexicography, Dictionaries, e-dictionary, Electronic dictionaries, Online dictionaries, Internet dictionaries, Function theory

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