- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Dictionaries for General Users: History and Development; Current Issues
- Learners’ Dictionaries: History and Development; Current Issues
- Bilingual Dictionaries: History and Development; Current Issues
- Constructing a Corpus
- Interrogating a Corpus
- Explaining Meaning in Learners’ Dictionaries
- Explaining Meaning in Bilingual Dictionaries
- Historical Dictionaries: History and Development; Current Issues
- Quotation Evidence and Definitions
- Using Historical Corpora and Historical Text Databases
- Grammatical Analysis and Grammatical Change
- Etymology, Word History, and the Grouping and Division of Material in Historical Dictionaries
- Place-name Dictionaries
- Personal and Surname Dictionaries
- Pronouncing Dictionaries
- Spelling Dictionaries
- Slang Dictionaries
- Etymological Dictionaries
- Dictionaries of Dead Languages
- Diachronic and Synchronic Thesauruses
- Regional and Dialect Dictionaries
- Scientific and Technical Dictionaries; Coverage of Scientific and Technical Terms in General Dictionaries
- The Treatment of Multi-word Units in Lexicography
- Lexicography and Theories of Lexical Semantics
- Meaning Relations in Dictionaries: Hyponymy, Meronymy, Synonymy, Antonymy, and Contrast
- Identification of Homonyms in Different Types of Dictionaries
- The Representation of Pronunciation in General Dictionaries
- Labelling and Metalanguage
- The Exploitation of Dictionary Data and Metadata
- Illustrations in Dictionaries; Encyclopaedic and Cultural Information in Dictionaries
- Making Decisions about Inclusion and Exclusion
- Description and Prescription in Dictionaries
- The Practicalities of Dictionary Production; Planning and Managing Dictionary Projects; Training of Lexicographers
- The Demands of Users and the Publishing World: Printed or Online, Free or Paid For?
- National Dictionaries and Cultural Identity: Insights from Austrian, German, and Canadian English
- A Chronology of Major Events in the History of Lexicography
- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
Abstract and Keywords
With developments in computer technology, the face of dictionary project management has changed almost beyond recognition over the last fifteen years or so. Computational linguists and dedicated software developers, working closely with lexicographers, observing their day-to-day needs while striving towards a richer and more accessible analytical and creative environment, have been instrumental in bringing about these changes, not to mention a significant input from theoretical linguists. Each advance seems to have spawned—and continues to spawn—innovations undreamed of even a few years ago, bringing linguistic and practical resources ever closer to the fingertips of dictionary makers, constantly broadening the horizons of what a dictionary can be. In this chapter, we explore and explain the principal areas in which current systems can facilitate dictionary project management, focusing on how currently available technology can enhance the quality and efficiency of dictionary production.
Valerie Grundy is joint director, with Diana Rawlinson, of DivaLex, a company specializing in dictionary and other reference project management. She was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary and subsequently Managing Editor of OUP Encyclopaedic Dictionaries, managing the planning phases of the Oxford Dictionary of English. She has since managed a variety of reference projects for a number of European publishers, most recently the DANTE project, commissioned by Foras na Gaeilge.
Diana Rawlinson was Project Administrator for both phases 1 and 2A of the DANTE project for Lexicography MasterClass Ltd. For some years she also worked for Lexical Computing Ltd., including as the designated Project Administrator for EU Lifelong Learning and FP7 actions.
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