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New German words: detection and description

  • In this paper, we discuss an efficient method of (semi-automatic) neologism detection for German and its application for the production of a dictionary of neologisms, focusing on the lexicographic process. By monitoring the language via editorial (print and online) media evaluation and interpreting the findings on the basis of lexicographic competence, many, but not all neologisms can be identified which qualify for inclusion in the Neologismenworterbuch (2006-today) at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim (IDS). In addition, an automated corpus linguistic method offers neologism candidates based on a systematic analysis of large amounts of text to lexicographers. We explain the principles of the corpus linguistic compilation of a list of candidates and show how lexicographers work with the results, combining them with their own findings in order to continuously enlarge this specialized online dictionary of new words in German.

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Author:Annette KlosaORCiDGND, Harald Lüngen
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress Lexicography in Global Contexts 17-21 July 2018, Ljubljana
Publisher:Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani / Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
Place of publication:Ljubljana
Editor:Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2018/08/01
Research ressource:http://hdl.handle.net/10932/00-03FD-F9CA-2D8D-3F01-B
Tag:corpus linguistics; description of neologisms; detection of neologisms; lexicography
GND Keyword:Korpus <Linguistik>; Lexikogaphie; Neologismus
First Page:559
Last Page:569
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International