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Abstract A borrowing, in its most basic linguistic sense, involves the transfer of a lexical item from one language to another. Due to an ever-increasing global interaction, borrowings are becoming a regular linguistic effect, but are potentially problematic for the preservation of the lexical...
Abstract The Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, has begun compiling an online Dutch-Frisian dictionary (in Frisian: Online Nederlânsk-Frysk Wurdboek, abbreviated to ONFW). Frisian, a member of the West Germanic language family, is spoken in the Dutch Province of Fryslân by half the...
Abstract ‘Purism’ can characterise attitudes about a wide range of linguistic phenomena, but the most common forms of linguistic purism are those concerned with the lexicon. When standardisation of language is at issue, questions of purism are unavoidable. Are processes of standardisation...
In their work, lexicographers always encounter the question of which words they should include in the dictionary they compile. The decision, of course, largely depends on the kind of dictionary they are making. For example, in the case of a dictionary of a certain specialized language, where one...
Abstract An overview is given of how Estonian language planners and lexicographers deal with foreign words accruing in the language. As Estonian is a small language, special attention is paid to language planning and lexicography in Estonia to ensure the survival of the language. Development of...
Abstract This paper presents an overview of lexicographic projects related to Flemish Sign Language (Vlaamse Gebarentaal or VGT). VGT consists of five regional varieties. There was a time when this lexical variation was considered a disadvantage in deaf education and L2 teaching. That is why in...
Abstract The Welsh language, as a lesser-used language with English as an immediate neighbour, has inevitably borrowed much of its vocabulary from that language (or its precursors) as well as inheriting a considerable vocabulary from Latin via Brythonic. Welsh lexicography dates back to at least...
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