oa Lexikos - Die lemmatiserirtg van uitdrukkings in verklarende Afrikaanse woordeboeke

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039



The Lemmatization of Expressions in Descriptive Mrikaans Dictionaries. A dictionary should award equal status to all three types of lexicon items, namely the sub lexical, the lexical and the multilexical. No descriptionptive Afrikaans dictionary, however, consistently includes multi word lexical items as lemmas but treats them as microstructural elements in the articles of lexical lemmas: This article critically discusses the leinmatization of a very special group of multiword lexical items, ""amely expressions. The theoretical component of lexicography has long been in favour of the awarding of lemma status to expressions, yet has until recently not presented feasible suggestions on how this should be undertaken. Three possible ways of lemmatization are discussed. The discussion could help the practising lexicographer to present expressions in a more satisfactory and lexicographically correct way. A few gwdelines are given for the microstructural treatment of expressions.

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