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Dictionary Visions: Research and Practice. Selected Papers from the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004. Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice, vol. 10 (review)

Dictionary Visions: Research and Practice. Selected Papers from the 12th International Symposium... Reviews79 Dictionary Visions: Research and Practice. Selected Papersfrom the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004. Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice, vol. 10. 2007. Henrik Gottlieb and Jens Erik Mogensen, eds. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Pp. 321. 1his book is Tlpapers are. not exactly a thriller, but few collections of conference Most people tend to repeat things already familiar to the narrow circle of specialists and thereby ruin the suspense the audience expects from a scholarly presentation. A look through the lists of references following about two-thirds of the papers in Dictionary Visions reveals that they are variations on the earlier work by the same authors. This trend cannot be stopped. The number of researchers is so great and the bulk of published production -- if we take into consideration countless websites -- is so huge that almost no one can hope to be heard, let alone appreciated. But tireless repetition may do the trick. A worn out cliché captures the situation well: conferences exist for meeting old friends (to make sure they are still alive), looking at ambitious graduate students and brand new Ph.D.'s (to decide whether they are worth hiring), and exchanging the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

Dictionary Visions: Research and Practice. Selected Papers from the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004. Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice, vol. 10 (review)

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Reviews79 Dictionary Visions: Research and Practice. Selected Papersfrom the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004. Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice, vol. 10. 2007. Henrik Gottlieb and Jens Erik Mogensen, eds. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Pp. 321. 1his book is Tlpapers are. not exactly a thriller, but few collections of conference Most people tend to repeat things already familiar to the narrow circle of specialists and thereby ruin the suspense the audience expects from a scholarly presentation. A look through the lists of references following about two-thirds of the papers in Dictionary Visions reveals that they are variations on the earlier work by the same authors. This trend cannot be stopped. The number of researchers is so great and the bulk of published production -- if we take into consideration countless websites -- is so huge that almost no one can hope to be heard, let alone appreciated. But tireless repetition may do the trick. A worn out cliché captures the situation well: conferences exist for meeting old friends (to make sure they are still alive), looking at ambitious graduate students and brand new Ph.D.'s (to decide whether they are worth hiring), and exchanging the

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Apr 4, 2008

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