From linguistic theory to lexicographic practice
A dr ia na O rl an di & L au ra G ia co m in i ( ed .) • D efi ni ng c ol lo ca ti on fo r le xi co gr ap hi c pu rp os es This volume aims to promote a discussion on the definition of collocation that will be useful for lexicographic purposes. Each of the papers in the volume addresses in detail one or more as- pects of three key issues. The first issue concerns the boundaries between collocations and other word combinations, and the way in which lexi- cographers convey classifications to dictionary users. The second issue is the possibility, or even necessity, of adapting the definition of colloca- tion to the objectives of different types of diction- aries, taking into account their specific micro- and macro-structural properties and their users’ needs. The third issue concerns the methods for collocation extraction. In order to tailor the def- inition of collocation to the actual dictionary function, it is necessary to develop hybrid meth- ods relying on corpus-based approaches and combining data processing with criteria such as native speakers’ evaluation and contrastive analysis. ISBN 978-3-0343-2054-2 Adriana Orlandi has a PhD in French Linguistics, and teaches French linguistics and translation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). Her main research interests are seman- tics, terminology and translation. She has been studying collocations since 2011, with a special interest in the definition of collocations and its possible applications in lexicography. In 2012, she...
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