oa Lexikos - Klein Woordeboek / Little Dictionary

Volume 7, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039



Klein Woordeboek / Little Dictionary. Bilingual translation dictionaries play an important part in modem user orientated lexicography in South Africa. An affordable bidirectional pocket translation dictionary, such as Klein Woordeboek / LittIe DictionlJry, with English and Afrikaans as language pair, is growing in value as a carrier of necessary everyday linguistic information. At present there are no criteria by which these dictionaries can be judged or that can be of help in their compilation. In this review article an attempt will be made to find typological answers with Klein Woordeboek / LittIe Dictionary as a guide. This search encompasses traditional and less traditional typological considerations. It focuses on the needs of target users and specifically therole which contextual guidance plays in the furthering of communicative equivalence.

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