What exists in dictionaries… although it does not exist. Ogers of contemporary lexicography Cover Image
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Co istnieje w słownikach… choć nie istnieje. Ogery współczesnej leksykografii
What exists in dictionaries… although it does not exist. Ogers of contemporary lexicography

Author(s): Łukasz Szałkiewicz
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: lexicography; dictionary entries; usus; language corpora
Summary/Abstract: According to one important contemporary dictionary of foreign words a greenish creature named Shrek is oger, as a variant recorded in the entry ogr. Thus, in the work on „Good dictionary” (available at dobryslownik.pl) any type of entries or variants present in contemporary dictionaries, but absent in usus, are called ogers. Ogers are often prescribed from dictionary to dictionary (especially in the case of spelling dictionaries) and thus live their own life; ogers are, for example, czinczila (reportedly szynszyla), dżudysta (reportedly judoka), audiotelediota (reportedly participant of audiotele). In this article I try to show specific examples of the type of ogers in the dictionaries. These considerations also affected the issue of the relevance of the corpus research in lexicography.

  • Page Range: 257-267
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish