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Advantages and disadvantages in the use of internet as a corpus: The case of the online dictionaries of Spanish valladolid-uva

Sven Tarp Tarp, Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera

Abstract


This paper initially discusses some of the consequences which the technological development has for lexicography, especially in terms of the different types of empirical basis which can be used in dictionary projects. The most important advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet as a corpus are then listed and compared to the usefulness of "traditional" cor-pora. As an example, the paper shows how the Internet is used as the main empirical source in order to select lemmata and meaning items in the Online Dictionaries of Spanish Valladolid-UVa. The methods and tools employed in the project are discussed together with the requirements to the lexicographers' competences, knowledge and skills. Finally, the paper provides some general con-clusions as well as recommendations and hypotheses for future lexicographical work and research.


Keywords: Internet lexicography, Online lexicography, Lexicographical methodology, empirical basis, Lemma selection, Meaning selection, Lexico-graphical databases, Spanish dictionaries, Monolingual dictionaries, General dictionaries

 Voordele en nadele van die gebruik van die internet as 'n korpus: Die geval van die Aanlynwoordeboeke van Spaans Valladolid-UVa. Hierdie artikel bespreek aanvanklik sommige van die gevolge wat tegnologiese ontwikkeling vir die leksikografie inhou, veral in terme van die verskillende soorte empiriese basisse wat vir woor-deboekprojekte gebruik kan word. Die belangrikste voordele en nadele van die gebruik van die internet as 'n korpus word dan gelys en vergelyk met die nuttigheid van "tradisionele" korpora. As voorbeeld toon die artikel hoe die internet as die belangrikste empiriese bron gebruik word om lemmata en betekenisitems vir die Aanlyn Woordeboeke van Spaans Valladolid-UVa uit te soek. Die metodes en werktuie wat in die projek gebruik word, word bespreek, sowel as die vereistes wat aan die leksikograwe se bevoegdhede, kennis en vaardighede gestel word. Ten slotte verskaf die artikel 'n paar algemene gevolgtrekkings, asook aanbevelings en hipoteses rakende leksikogra-fiese werk en navorsing.


Sleutelwoorde: Internetleksikografie, Aanlyn leksikografie, Leksikogra-fiese metodologie, empiriese basis, Lemmaseleksie, Betekenisseleksie, Leksi-kografiese databasisse, Spaanse woordeboeke, Eentalige woordeboeke, Algemene woordeboeke




http://dx.doi.org/10.5788/26-1-1349
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