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Henning Bergenholtz

Hvor præskriptiv er en deskriptiv ordbog? Hvor deskriptiv er en præskriptiv ordbog?

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There is much uncertainty and confusion as to the real differences between prescrip-tive and descriptive dictionaries. In general, the majority of existing accounts can be summed up to this: Descriptive relates to the empirical basis; accordance between the empirical data and the dictionary is required. Prescriptive relates to the genuine pur-pose of the dictionary; the dictionary is meant to help with problems concerning text production and will thus affect usage. This asymmetrical understanding would imply prescrip-tive and descriptive in practise being false contrasts. Here, we suggest a more consistent terminology which allows for both the function of the dictionary and the relation of the dictionary to the empirical basis.
Bidragets oversatte titelHvor præskriptiv er en deskriptiv ordbog? Hvor deskriptiv er en præskriptiv ordbog?
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftLexicoNordica
Vol/bind9
Sider (fra-til)79-108
Antal sider30
ISSN0805-2735
StatusUdgivet - 2002

    Forskningsområder

  • norm, deskription, deskriptiv, Dansk Sprognævn, proskription, præskription, præskriptiv, retskrivning, proskriptiv

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