oa Lexikos - Cross-Referencing as a Lexicographic Device
|Article Title||Cross-Referencing as a Lexicographic Device|
|© Publisher:||Bureau of the WAT|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Afrikaans a.nd Dutch, University of Stellenbosch, South Afrrca & Department .of African 'La.nguages, Universrty of PretorIa, South Afrrca|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||17 - 36|
|Keyword(s)||African languages, Cross-referencing, Dictionary, Lexicography, Mediostructure, Metalexicography, Reference address, Reference entry and Reference relation|
ISI Social Science
The mediostructure, that is the system of cross-referencing, is a lexicographic device that can be used to establish relations among different components of a dictionary. This paper focuses on different mediostructura strategies and their practical application in general synchronic dictionaries. The structure of dictionaries is discussed from a metalexicographic perspective in order to explain the system of cross-referencing. It is shown how textual cohesion, achieved by the Interaction of the various structural components, is promoted by the use of a system of cross-referencing and improved by an innovative approach towards a mediostructure-orientated lexicography.
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