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Dictionary criticism and lexicographical function theory

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This contribution discusses dictionary criticism in the light of the function theory. It starts analyzing the objective of dictionary criticism and lists eight of the most important purposes with which criticism has been made by supporters of the function theory. It then discusses the two main types of dictionary criticism, namely criticism of other authors’ dictionaries and self-criticism of one’s own dictionaries. Based on this discussion, it proceeds to a definition of the concept of dictionary criticism which is above all considered a theory-based activity, the outcome of which may be expressed in texts belonging to various genres or even kept indoors depending on the specific purpose of the criticism. Moreover, the contribution discusses the various types of knowledge required to make a comprehensive criticism, the issues which may be criticized, the overall method applied by the supporters of the function theory, and the way it could be presented in order to create debate. Finally, the contribution indicates the important role dictionary criticism has had in the development of the function theory and endorses an open and critical discussion culture within lexicography.
TitelWörterbuchkritik : Dictionary Criticism
RedaktørerMonika Bielińska, Stefan J. Schierholz
Antal sider20
ForlagDe Gruyter
ISBN (trykt)978-3-11-054710-8
StatusUdgivet - 2017
SerietitelLexicographica. Series Maior, Supplementbände zum Internationalen Jahrbuch für Lexikographie

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