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n Lexikos - Afrikataalleksikografie : gister, vandag en môre

Volume 27 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039
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Abstract

Hierdie artikel het ten doel om 'n perspektief te bied op Afrikataalleksikografie se reaksie op ontwikkelings in die internasionale leksikografiepraktyk met betrekking tot nuwe tendense en veranderinge wat hoofsaaklik deur die elektroniese era teweeg gebring word. Die ontwikkeling van die Afrikataalleksikografie sal met dié van hoofsaaklik Engelse papier- en elektroniese woordeboeke vergelyk word. Drie tydperke van leksikografiese ontwikkeling word onderskei. Daar word geargumenteer dat die algehele prentjie vir die ontwikkeling van Afrikataalleksikografie minder gunstig is as dié van Engels en tale soos Duits en Frans. Die fokus is op die beskikbaarheid van woordeboeke, leksikografiese gehalte, die gebruik van nuwe beskikbare rekenaartegnologieë en die gebruik van inligtingsbronne van die inligtingsera. Daar word tot die gevolgtrekking gekom dat die leksikografiepraktyk in die Afrikatale in die meeste gevalle nie tred hou met internasionale ontwikkelings in die leksikografie nie en dat die aantal uitdagings vir dié tale toegeneem het. Ten slotte word 'n aantal stukragte geïdentifiseer wat ten goede kan meewerk om die kwaliteit van Afrikataalwoordeboeke te verbeter.

African language lexicography : yesterday, today and tomorrow.

This article aims to give a perspective on African language lexicography's response to developments in international lexicographic practice in relation to new trends and changes mainly brought about by the electronic era. The development of African language lexicography will be compared to that of mainly English paper and electronic dictionaries. Three periods of lexicographic development are distinguished. It will be argued that the overall picture for the development of African language lexicography compares less favourably to that of English and languages such as German and French. The focus will be on the availability of dictionaries, lexicographic quality, use of new computer technologies and the use of information sources made available by the information era. It will be concluded that in most instances African language lexicography is not keeping up with international developments in lexicography and that the number of challenges for these languages has increased. Finally a number of positive factors will be identified which could contribute to the improvement of the quality of dictionaries for African languages.

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2017-12-01
2018-11-13

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