Changes in Dictionary Subject Matter

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The general content of the three editions of the Duden dictionary has undergone few changes. The most substantial changes are the addition of syllabification and the deletion of antonomy in respect of lemmata in the second and third editions. The concept of dictionary subject matter is questioned, and it is argued that it is more appropriate to consider how the relationships between the classes of items interact with the function of the dictionary.
Translated title of the contributionChanges in Dictionary Subject Matter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUntersuchungen zur kommerziellen Lexikographie der deutschen Gegenwartssprache I. "Duden. Das große Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache in zehn Bänden"
EditorsHerbert Ernst Wiegand (Hrsg.)
Number of pages7
Place of publicationTübingen
PublisherMax Niemeyer Verlag
Publication date2003
Pagess. 109-115
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Leksikografi
  • Lexicography
  • Ordbogsgenstand
  • Ordbøger
  • Dictionaries

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