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Title:Lexicography considerations for Tok Pisin

This article examines a number of issues that are involved in dictionary compilation, including terminology, elicitation, kinds of meanings, lexical relationships, componential analysis and definitions. Definitions may be both folk and technical and the methodology suggested here profits from the semantic framework and theory of Wierzbicka (1985, 1986, 1987), as well as from other sources. Illustrations are given in Tok Pisin as well as in English. The article concludes with a number of practical suggestions which are relevant in compiling dictionaries in the vernacular languages of Papua New Guinea.

Contributor (author):Franklin, Karl J.
Date (W3CDTF):1998
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7874
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7874
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Working Papers 1998-002
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Tok Pisin language
lexicology/lexicography; linguistics; lexicon/dictionary; Lexicography
Subject (ISO639):tpi
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Franklin, Karl J. 1998. SIL Electronic Working Papers 1998-002.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_tpi

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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