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Henning Bergenholtz

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Lemma lacunas in dictionaries are a traditional focus area for lexicographers, but the opposite problem, which we choose to call “lemma flooding”, has received very little attention. In this article we show that the study of this flooding is very relevant in order to save lexicographers spending thousand of hours producing dictionary entries which nobody reads. We examine nine possible reasons why a given word might not be of interest to users and could consequently be ignored in order to avoid lemma flooding. We demonstrate that while it is not possible to completely avoid lemma flooding, it can be reduced by implementing a relative simple rule.
Sider (fra-til)206-222
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 2012


  • lemmaselektion, ordbogsbrug

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