e-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography ed. by Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A. and Henning Bergenholtz (review)

e-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography ed. by Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro... Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A. and Henning Bergenholtz (eds.). e-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography. London and New York: Continuum Books, 2011. Pp. xiv + 341. $150.00. ISBN 978-1-44112806-5 his book is primarily a fascinating and insightful examination of some of the key issues facing lexicography and dictionary publishing today. Unfortunately, at times it is a frustratingly academic disquisition that wanders off into epistemological debates that seem to bear little relevance to the practice of commercial lexicography. [In the interests of full disclosure I must admit to being one of the dwindling few practitioners of commercial lexicography. I am responsible for ELT dictionary publishing at Cambridge University Press, which is an academic publisher but is nonetheless subject to almost all the pressures and constraints strictly commercial publishers face.] Discussions of Theoretical Lexicography never fail to put me in mind of The Intuitionist, a novel by Colson Whitehead that centers on a battle between Empiricist elevator inspectors, who rely on checking elevators physically to ensure they are in good order, and Intuitionist inspectors, who use something akin to telepathic empathy to determine if an elevator is safe. So when Theoretical Lexicography is brought into play early on in this volume, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

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Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A. and Henning Bergenholtz (eds.). e-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography. London and New York: Continuum Books, 2011. Pp. xiv + 341. $150.00. ISBN 978-1-44112806-5 his book is primarily a fascinating and insightful examination of some of the key issues facing lexicography and dictionary publishing today. Unfortunately, at times it is a frustratingly academic disquisition that wanders off into epistemological debates that seem to bear little relevance to the practice of commercial lexicography. [In the interests of full disclosure I must admit to being one of the dwindling few practitioners of commercial lexicography. I am responsible for ELT dictionary publishing at Cambridge University Press, which is an academic publisher but is nonetheless subject to almost all the pressures and constraints strictly commercial publishers face.] Discussions of Theoretical Lexicography never fail to put me in mind of The Intuitionist, a novel by Colson Whitehead that centers on a battle between Empiricist elevator inspectors, who rely on checking elevators physically to ensure they are in good order, and Intuitionist inspectors, who use something akin to telepathic empathy to determine if an elevator is safe. So when Theoretical Lexicography is brought into play early on in this volume,

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