Lexical Conflict: Theory and Practice

Lexical Conflict: Theory and Practice

by Danko Sipka


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Lexical Conflict: Theory and Practice by Danko Sipka

The first practical study of its kind, Lexical Conflict presents a taxonomy of cross-linguistic lexical differences, with thorough discussion of zero equivalence, multiple equivalence and partial equivalence across languages. Illustrated with numerous examples taken from over one hundred world languages, this work is an exhaustive exploration of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences, and presents guidelines and solutions for the lexicographic treatment of these differences. The text combines theoretical and applied linguistic perspectives to create an essential guide for students, researchers and practitioners in linguistics, anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, translation, interpretation and international marketing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107116153
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2015
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Danko ipka is a professor of Slavic languages and applied linguistics at Arizona State University, where he teaches Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish and Slavic linguistics in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Towards a Taxonomy of Cross-Linguistics Lexical Differences: 2. Lexical anisomorphism in linguistic and philosophical approaches; 3. Cases of lexical anisomorphism; 4. A taxonomy of cross-linguistic lexical differences; Part II. Lexicographical Considerations: 5. Introduction; 6. Zero equivalence; 7. Multiple equivalence; 8. Partial equivalence; 9. Lexical anisomorphism in machine-readable dictionaries; 10. Lexicographic considerations: summary; 11. Outlook; References; Index.

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