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  • Plea for a modern corpus-based German lexicography There is an eminent research tradition within German lexicography; Grimm’s dictionary, the most impressive achievement of this scholarly work, was soon to become the model of many similar enterprises. But not only is it largely outdated by now (most entries are based on work of the 19th century): there is generally an increasing gap in German lexicographical research between what is needed and possible, on the one hand, and what is actually achieved, on the other. Several reasons for this unsatisfactory situation are discussed; the most important among these is probably that the actual practice of all larger enterprises in this field is still dominated by methods of the 19th century. The new edition of Grimm’s dictionary, which was started in the Fifties, will probably never be completed, if continued as at present. The only way to overcome this unsatisfactory situation and to approach the standards reached in other countries would be a comprehensive corpus-based lexical enterprise with highly flexible task-specific software tools.

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Author:Hartmut Schmidt
Parent Title (German):Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik
Place of publication:Stuttgart
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:1997
Date of Publication (online):2018/01/24
GND Keyword:Gegenwartssprache; Lexikographie
First Page:19
Last Page:29
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt