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About this book


In recent years the focus in linguistics research has shifted from the investigation of syntax, phonology and logical semantics supported by intuitions and speculation, to a more hard-nosed analysis of words in text and speech, focusing on how words are actually used. As such, lexicography has moved from the periphery to the centre of language research. At the same time, lexicography itself is in transition from a highly traditional craft, to a new interdisciplinary science. This handbook contrasts traditional methods of lexicography with newly emerging electronic and corpus-driven approaches. The International Handbook of Modern Lexis and Lexicography is a fully international and comprehensive reference work. It deals with every aspect of lexicography in all major languages, together with area studies of lexicography in indigenous languages, as well as rare and endangered languages. Readers will benefit from the comparative study of best practice and future targets in lexicography in all the countries of the world. The Springer Handbook will be of interest to users ranging from general readers and undergraduates to specialists from the fields of lexicography, language teaching, computational linguistics, translation studies, and literary and cultural studies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Hanks
    • 1
  • Gilles-Maurice de Schryver
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Information and Language ProcessingUniversity of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.BantUGent - UGent Centre for Bantu StudiesGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45369-4