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Słowniki elektroniczne – nowa jakość w polskiej leksykografii
Electronic dictionaries – a new quality in the Polish lexicography

Author(s): Ewa Kozioł-Chrzanowska, Urszula Zdunek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: leksykografia; słownik elektroniczny; słownik komputerowy; lexicography; electronic dictionary; computer dictionary

Summary/Abstract: The text shows the differences between traditional (printed) dictionaries and the electronic ones. It also outlines the wide range of possibilities given by electronic dictionaries: cross-references, multimedia, a user-friendly structure (e.g. both aspects of a verb noted as separate entries, full grammatical information in each entry, a variety of examples showing typical uses of a lexical item, supported by full bibliographic information, less abbreviations), the possibility of changing the text (correcting mistakes, adding new subsenses, including state-of-the-art normative approach). The authors also show that electronic dictionaries suit foreigners’ needs. The text points out several disadvantages of dictionaries compiled solely in the electronic versions.

  • Issue Year: 1/2013
  • Issue No: LXIV
  • Page Range: 139-146
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish