Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo

dc.contributor.authorMoyo, N
dc.contributor.authorNkomo, D
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-08T07:08:17Z
dc.date.available2021-10-08T07:08:17Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This article offers a brief overview of the compilation of the Ndebele music terms dictionary, Isichazamazwi SezoMculo (henceforth the ISM), paying particular attention to its structural features. It empha-sises that the reference needs of the users as well as their reference skills should be given a determining role in all lexicographic decisions leading to the publication of a dictionary. Dictionary structure should, there-fore, be conceived and evaluated in terms of its data constituents and the accessibility of these data. Accord-ingly, this article demonstrates that the structure of the ISM is not a case of mere cosmetics but a lexico-graphic mode of communication between the dictionary compilers and users who are participants in a lexi-cographic communication process. In this way, the article highlights some of the challenges encountered during the compilation of the ISM and the strategies the compilers employed to facilitate the communication process between the lexicographers and the users regarding dictionary contents and the arrangement thereof. From such a perspective, this article may provide useful insights for LSP lexicography in African languages, prospects of which are based on the increased need for knowledge acquisition and dissemination as well as the multilingual nature of African societies.
dc.identifier.apacitationMoyo, N., & Nkomo, D. (2009). Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo. <i>LEXIKOS</i>, 19(2), 174 - 177. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/34546en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMoyo, N, and D Nkomo "Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo." <i>LEXIKOS</i> 19, 2. (2009): 174 - 177. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/34546en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMoyo, N. & Nkomo, D. 2009. Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo. <i>LEXIKOS.</i> 19(2):174 - 177. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/34546en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1684-4904
dc.identifier.issn2224-0039
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Moyo, N AU - Nkomo, D AB - Abstract: This article offers a brief overview of the compilation of the Ndebele music terms dictionary, Isichazamazwi SezoMculo (henceforth the ISM), paying particular attention to its structural features. It empha-sises that the reference needs of the users as well as their reference skills should be given a determining role in all lexicographic decisions leading to the publication of a dictionary. Dictionary structure should, there-fore, be conceived and evaluated in terms of its data constituents and the accessibility of these data. Accord-ingly, this article demonstrates that the structure of the ISM is not a case of mere cosmetics but a lexico-graphic mode of communication between the dictionary compilers and users who are participants in a lexi-cographic communication process. In this way, the article highlights some of the challenges encountered during the compilation of the ISM and the strategies the compilers employed to facilitate the communication process between the lexicographers and the users regarding dictionary contents and the arrangement thereof. From such a perspective, this article may provide useful insights for LSP lexicography in African languages, prospects of which are based on the increased need for knowledge acquisition and dissemination as well as the multilingual nature of African societies. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town IS - 2 J1 - LEXIKOS LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2009 SM - 1684-4904 SM - 2224-0039 T1 - Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo TI - Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/34546 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/34546
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMoyo N, Nkomo D. Not Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo. LEXIKOS. 2009;19(2):174 - 177. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/34546.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentMultilingualism Education Project
dc.publisher.facultyCentre for Higher Education Development
dc.sourceLEXIKOS
dc.source.journalissue2
dc.source.journalvolume19
dc.source.pagination174 - 177
dc.source.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.4314/lex.v19i2.49167
dc.subject.otherLSP LEXICOGRAPHY
dc.subject.otherDICTIONARY STRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMEGASTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMACRO-STRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMICROSTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMEDIOSTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherREFERENCE NEEDS
dc.subject.otherREFERENCE SKILLS
dc.subject.otherOUTER TEXTS
dc.subject.otherLEMMATA
dc.subject.otherDICTIONARY ARTICLE
dc.subject.otherLSP LEXICOGRAPHY
dc.subject.otherDICTIONARY STRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMEGASTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMACRO-STRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMICROSTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherMEDIOSTRUCTURE
dc.subject.otherREFERENCE NEEDS
dc.subject.otherREFERENCE SKILLS
dc.subject.otherOUTER TEXTS
dc.subject.otherLEMMATA
dc.subject.otherDICTIONARY ARTICLE
dc.titleNot Mere Lexicographic Cosmetics: The Compilation and Structural Features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo
dc.typeJournal Article
uct.type.publicationResearch
uct.type.resourceJournal Article
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