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Slipping Through the Cracks in e-Lexicography

Rees, Geraint and Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana (2020) Slipping Through the Cracks in e-Lexicography International Journal of Lexicography.

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Despite the remarkable advances made in recent years to facilitate the lexicographer’s work of interpreting and synthesizing the complexity of language uncovered by corpora, an uncritical use of cutting-edge corpus tools and resources can instill a false sense of assurance. In this paper, authentic examples pertaining to wordlist use, collocation research and example selection that arose when compiling a real-world lexical database are discussed through the lens of problems that can easily slip through the cracks in e-lexicography. In doing so, we emphasize the importance of solid training and sound lexicographic judgment when using corpora, corpus tools and corpus-derived resources, and provide an opportunity to reflect on how e-lexicography can be further refined in the future.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
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Date : 11 August 2020
Funders : Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2020 Oxford University Press
Uncontrolled Keywords : E-lexicography; Wordlists; Collocation; Corpus examples; Academic writing; English; Writing assistant
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 01 Oct 2020 13:18
Last Modified : 01 Oct 2020 13:18

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