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Traditional Approaches to Monolingual Lexicography

  1. Thomas Klein

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0699

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Klein, T. 2012. Traditional Approaches to Monolingual Lexicography. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Lexicography is properly the practice of writing dictionaries, and more generally of compiling and recording information about the lexicon of a language and presenting it effectively to native or non-native speakers and learners of the language.


  • culture;
  • language teaching;
  • language and social interaction;
  • semantics;
  • corpus;
  • language for academic purposes;
  • literacy;
  • vocabulary;
  • writing