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Readership: Students and teachers of lexicography.
B. T. Sue Atkins, Lexicography MasterClass Ltd, and Michael Rundell, Lexicography MasterClass Ltd
Sue Atkins has worked as a lexicographer since 1966. She was General Editor of the first Collins-Robert English-French Dictionary series, co-designer of the Cobuild project and Lexicographic Adviser to Oxford University Press. She is currently Adviser to the FrameNet Project at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California.
Michael Rundell has worked as a lexicographer since 1980. As Managing Editor at Longman Dictionaries for over ten years, he was responsible for running major projects. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Macmillan family of learners' dictionaries. His books include the Wisden Dictionary of Cricket.
Sue Atkins and Michael Rundell are two of the most experienced and respected teachers in their field. With their colleague Adam Kilgarriff, they make up the Lexicography MasterClass (www.lexmasterclass.com), providing consultancy services and running training workshops in lexicography and lexical computing.
"The authors deserve the highest praise for producing a unique account of best practice in modern dictionary-making, based on their extensive and highly successful experience. Their explication of the relevant theoretical notions is highly engaging, admirably clear (with only the rare exception), and at times even entertaining." - Robert Lew, ELT Journal
"OGPL will no doubt make one of the standard reference books on corpus-based lexicography in the years ahead." - Kazou Dohi, Lexicon
"...eminently practical, but never avoids theoretical issues...a highly readable volume" - Geoffrey Williams, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
"...the most in-depth and up-to-date
vademecum for how general dictionaries are compiled. Good job!" - Reinhard Hartmann International Journal of Lexicography
"The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography is a most powerful lexicographic book-length achievement...Rare are cases where science and art meet. Here is a instance!" - Gilles-Maurice de Schryver LEXIKOS 18
Part I Pre-Lexicography
1: Introduction to Part I: Pre-lexicography
2: Dictionary Types and Dictionary Users
3: The Evidence
4: Methods and Resourcecs
5: Linguistic Theory Meets Lexicography
6: Planning the Dictionary
7: Planning the Entry
Part II Lexicography
8: Introduction to Part II: Lexicography
9: From Corpus to Database: 1. The Lemma
10: From Corpus to Database: 2. The Moment of Truth
11: Compiling the Entry: The Moment of Truth
12: Building the Monolingual Entry
13: The Translation Stage
14: Building the Bilingual Entry
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