Not mere lexicographic cosmetics: the compilation and structural features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo

dc.contributor.authorNkomo, Dionen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMoyo, Nobuhleen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-28T14:13:20Z
dc.date.available2014-10-28T14:13:20Z
dc.date.issued2009en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis article offers a brief overview of the compilation of the Ndebele music terms dictionary, Isichazamazwi SezoMculo (henceforth the ISM), paying particular attention to its struc-tural features. It emphasises 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, therefore, be conceived and evaluated in terms of its data constituents and the accessibility of these data. Accordingly, this article demonstrates that the structure of the ISM is not a case of mere cosmetics but a lexicographic mode of communication between the dictionary compilers and users who are participants in a lexicographic communication process. In this way, the article highlights some of the challenges encountered during the com-pilation of the ISM and the strategies the compilers employed to facilitate the communication pro-cess 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.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationNkomo, D., & Moyo, N. (2009). Not mere lexicographic cosmetics: the compilation and structural features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo. <i>Lexikos</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8893en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationNkomo, Dion, and Nobuhle Moyo "Not mere lexicographic cosmetics: the compilation and structural features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo." <i>Lexikos</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8893en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationNkomo, D., Moyo, N. 2009. Not mere lexicographic cosmetics: the compilation and structural features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo. Lexikos.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1684-4904en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Nkomo, Dion AU - Moyo, Nobuhle AB - 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 struc-tural features. It emphasises 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, therefore, be conceived and evaluated in terms of its data constituents and the accessibility of these data. Accordingly, this article demonstrates that the structure of the ISM is not a case of mere cosmetics but a lexicographic mode of communication between the dictionary compilers and users who are participants in a lexicographic communication process. In this way, the article highlights some of the challenges encountered during the com-pilation of the ISM and the strategies the compilers employed to facilitate the communication pro-cess 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 J1 - Lexikos KW - LSP lexicography KW - dictionarystructure KW - megastructure KW - macrostructure KW - microstructure KW - mediostructure KW - reference needs KW - ref-erence skills KW - outer texts KW - lemmata KW - dictionary article LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 SM - 1684-4904 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/11427/8893 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/8893
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationNkomo D, Moyo N. Not mere lexicographic cosmetics: the compilation and structural features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculo. Lexikos. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8893.en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentMultilingualism Education Projecten_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyCentre for Higher Education Developmenten_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.rights.urihttp://lexikos.journals.ac.za/index.php/pub/about/submissions#privacyStatementen_ZA
dc.sourceLexikosen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5788/19-1-179en_ZA
dc.subjectLSP lexicographyen_ZA
dc.subjectdictionarystructureen_ZA
dc.subjectmegastructureen_ZA
dc.subjectmacrostructureen_ZA
dc.subjectmicrostructureen_ZA
dc.subjectmediostructureen_ZA
dc.subjectreference needsen_ZA
dc.subjectref-erence skillsen_ZA
dc.subjectouter textsen_ZA
dc.subjectlemmataen_ZA
dc.subjectdictionary articleen_ZA
dc.titleNot mere lexicographic cosmetics: the compilation and structural features of Isichazamazwi SezoMculoen_ZA
dc.typeJournal Articleen_ZA
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