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The future of dictionaries, dictionaries of the future

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The dictionary landscape is likely to change going forward and we may have to accept that a dictionary is not just a dictionary. Dictionaries of tomorrow will be information tools that provide help to satisfy specific types of lexicographically relevant need of specific types of potential user in specific types of extra-lexicographic situation. These tools will be designed and developed in line with advances in society, for example communications technology and the general use of digital media, providing lexicographers with a platform that allows them to respond satisfactorily to the needs for information and knowledge of actual and potential users. The lexicographic platform will be supported by a theoretical pillar using principles for making dictionaries that provide users with limited amounts of structured data from which useful information can be retrieved. In addition, a practical pillar will use available technical features which provide help that satisfies user needs. The discussion is based on the possible courses of action related to present-day knowledge found in general and in lexicography in particular. It shows, inter alia, how databases can serve as bases for several dictionaries; how dictionaries can provide data that specifically cater to different types of user; how users can personalise dictionaries; and how lexicographers can offer users different ways of access to the lexicographic data.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Bloomsbury Handbook of Lexicography
RedaktørerHoward Jackson
UdgivelsesstedLondon
ForlagBloomsbury Academic
Udgivelsesårmar. 2022
Udgave2
Sider389-404
Kapitel23
ISBN (trykt)9781350181700
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781350181724, 9781350181717
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2022
SerietitelBloomsbury handbooks

    Forskningsområder

  • dictionary functions, databases, user needs, lexicography, dictionaries, information, digital media, user types, lexicographic data, data presentation, information tools

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