Lexicography considerations for Tok Pisin

Statement of Responsibility:
Franklin, Karl J
Series Issue:
1998-002
Date:
1998
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 1998-002
Abstract:

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.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Field:
Work Type:
Subject:
Lexicography
lexicology/lexicography
lexicon/dictionary
linguistics
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
7874