publication . Article . 2005

PURE OR HYBRID? THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIXED DICTIONARY GENRES

Reinhard R. K. Hartmann;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Nov 2005
  • Publisher: University of Nis
Abstract
This paper explores 'hybrid' genres of dictionaries and other reference works. Against the tradition of general dictionaries becoming ever more specialised, there has also been a growing trend of mixing two or more 'pure' dictionary types for achieving specific purposes, e.g. the combination of alphabetic and thematic dictionary,general dictionary and technical glossary, dictionary and thesaurus, dictionary and encyclopedia, monolingual and bilingual dictionary, etc. Examples of these various sub-types are discussed (admitting that dictionary research has neglected their study),with the aim of determining overall trends and implications, particularly with regard...
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free text keywords: Lexicography, dictionary history, dictionary typology, dictionary criticism, dictionary structure, Language and Literature, P
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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