The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography is published

Those of you who like dictionaries (whether in paper or electronic format) and who want to know how they are built, how senses can be discovered in corpora, how examples can be selected and how words, collocations and word usage can be described will be interested in Sue Atkins and Michael Rundell’s Oxford Guide to…

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Practical Lexicography – A Reader

  I am glad to announce the publication of “Practical Lexicography: A Reader” (OUP, January 2008) , a collection of over 20 papers dealing with hot topics such as word senses and word sense disambiguation, corpus design, dictionary definitions and examples, collocations and phraseology, the use of the web as a corpus, the extraction of…

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Quelques livres intéressants sur la lexicographie…

J’ai eu l’occasion de lire récemment un livre sur les dictionnaires bilingues et d’en écrire un compte-rendu qui vient d’être publié dans le numéro de juillet 2007 de Kernerman Dictionary News (http://kdictionaries.com/kdn/kdn15/kdn15.html). Ce numéro contient une série d’articles et de comptes-rendus sur la lexicographie en Pologne et en Asie (et plus spécialement au Japon), ainsi…

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Dictionaries for Microsoft Reader and eBooks

Did you know that you can download dictionaries for your Microsoft Reader?   http://www.microsoft.com/reader/downloads/dictionaries.asp   You can download the Encarta Pocket Dictionary (a monolingual English dictionary), as well as a series of bilingual dictionaries (English-French, English-German, English-Spanish and English-Italian, including the other direction to translate from these languages into English).   You can use your…

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Special issue of Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée on dictionaries

Dictionaries are fascinating objects. A little over a year ago, the editor-in-chief of the « Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée » (French Journal of Applied Linguistics) asked me to guest-edit a special issue of this journal on dictionaries. This special issue, entitled “Dictionnaires: nouvelles approches, nouveaux modèles” is now published. 135 pages on dictionaries, with specialists from…

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