Martin Šemelík (Académie tchèque des Sciences & Université Charles, Prague) : The Sorrows of Bilingual Lexicographers. On the Way to German-Czech Dictionary of Word-Forming Elements
The aim of this talk is threefold. First, it aspires to discuss some general considerations regarding the treatment of word-forming elements in a bilingual dictionary. It is argued that the user aspect and the function of the respective dictionary should be paid special attention to. Second, the talk examines the quantity and quality of the information provided on affixes in German-Czech dictionaries. The analysis reveals that the dictionaries under scrutiny show considerable flaws with respect to the information provided. Third, the talk describes the treatment of word-forming elements in a forthcoming specialized German-Czech dictionary of word-forming elements. It is shown how contrastive analysis can be supplemented by a corpus-based view using new corpus-linguistic tools.
Key words : German, Czech, lexicography, contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics, parallel corpora, word-formation, word-forming elements
Mgr. Martin Šemelík, Ph.D., (*1981) studied German language and literature. In 2014, he graduated in Germanic Languages and Literatures with doctoral thesis titled Word-Formation in German-Czech Dictionary (https://dspace.cuni.cz/handle/20.500.11956/56921). He is a lexicologist and lexicographer at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy & Arts of the Charles University. He is one of the editors-in-chief of the Academic Dictionary of Contemporary Czech (www.slovnikcestiny.cz) and of Large German-Czech Academic Dictionary (http://lexarchiv.ff.cuni.cz/lexikograficka-sekce/). His research interests include lexicography, German grammar and word-formation, corpus and contrastive linguistics.
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