oa Lexikos - Die aard en aanbieding van die leksikografiese definisie
|Article Title||Die aard en aanbieding van die leksikografiese definisie|
|© Publisher:||Bureau of the WAT|
|Affiliations||1 Buro van die Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal|
|Publication Date||Jan 1991|
|Pages||159 - 182|
|Keyword(s)||Accuracy, Autonomy, Circle definitions, Clarity, Componential analysis, Comprehensiveness, Consistency, Descriptive definitions, Genus and differentiate definitions, Lexicographical definition, Neutrality, Objective, Polysemy, Real language, Synonym definitions and User-friendliness|
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The Nature and Presentation of the Lexicographical Definition. The lexicographical definition is still the most important entry in a dictionary article. It is important that this significant entry, like other dictionary enbies, should rely on the dynamics of real language. To achieve this, it is necessary that the lexicographer must base his definitions on citations from the spoken and written Ianguage. This important aspect of lexicograph y is touched on. I also take a look at different ways that the lexicographer can use to compile definitions. The best known methods probably are genus and differentiae definitions, synonym definitions, circle definitions and descriptionptive definitions. Various criteria can be applied to test the lexicographical definition. I limit myseU to comprehensiveness, clarity, accuracy, consistency, autonomy, objectivity and neutrality, which I believe to be the most important criteria.
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