oa Lexikos - Behoeftebepaling in die leksikografie*

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039



Needs Assessment in Lexicography. The value of dictionaries lies in their conbibution towards eliminating obstacles in communication. It is of great importance to undertake studies to assess the needs of dictionary users in order to compile effective dictionaries. There are enough indications in the relevant literature to show that needs assessment should take place regularly and that comparative studies are necessary. A literature study shows that different kinds of needs assessment studies have been undertaken in the field of lexicography. Unfortunately there is still no model for assessing lexicographical needs. Because of the nature of the needs assessment studies and lack of proper documentation on the research, follow-up studies are not possible. Owing to gaps in existing lexicographical studies it is necessary to lean heavily on the examples of needs assessment studies in peripheral disciplines.

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