n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Tekstuele elemente in omvattend-verklarende woordeboeke : 'n vergelyking tussen die en die

Volume 44, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


In this article a comparison is made between Afrikaans and Dutch Lexicography with the focus on comprehensive dictionaries. The research forms part of the increasing cooperation that exists at present between Afrikaans and Dutch Lexicography. Therefore the is compared to the . A typological classification of a comprehensive explanatory dictionary will be made. In the comparison between the WAT and the WNT the structure of the dictionary as well as the articles in the dictionary will be investigated. Textual elements of comprehensive dictionaries are identified. The purpose of the article is to draw a comparison between the various elements of the WAT and the WNT. The access structures of both dictionaries are investigated in order to determine the user-friendliness of both dictionaries. The access structures of both dictionaries include certain substructures, of which the outer and inner access structures are the most important. The use of dictionaries' structural markers is investigated because they play an important role in the user-friendliness of these dictionaries. Suggestions are made for possible improvements of both dictionaries' access structures in order to increase dictionary accessibility.

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