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design, lexicographical evidence, word senses and polysemy, collocations and idioms, definitions, examples, grammar and usage, bilingual lexicography, tools and methods, semantic networks, and how dictionaries are used. The book is fully referenced and indexed.
The reader may be used independently for reference or as reading material for a course of study. It will also be an essential companion for The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography by Sue Atkins and Michael Rundell, to be published by OUP in 2008. - ;...fascinating reading for people like me, who feel at home on lexicographical territory. The great merit of the editor, Thierry Fontenelle, is that he compiled a reader's digest from the huge mountain of publications in congress proceedings, in magazines and in books. - Rik Schutz, Kernerman Dictionary News;(translated from French)...a carefully-selected set of texts ...which is valuable to anybody who wishes to understand lexicography and to think about the future directions of the field. Together with Atkins and Rundell's Guide, the set will be an excellent introduction to the methodology and current practice of lexicography, opening vistas onto the creation of the dictionaries of the future. - Geoffrey Williams, Revue Fran--ccedil--;aise de Linguistique Appliqu--eacute--;e;...this reader is a fine selection, up-to-date, well presented and documented. - Reinhard Hartmann, The International Journal of Lexicography
416 pages; ISBN 9780191558931