Lexicography (field) the study of vocabulary in a given language

Lexicography is an interdisciplinary field of study within Integrated Science that concerns the study of vocabulary in a given language. Its constituent fields of study include Comparative Linguistics, Etymology, Historical Linguistics, Linguistics, Morphology, Orthography, Philology, and perhaps others. This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Language.

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Constituent fields of Lexicography

  • Comparative Linguistics (sub-field) the scientific study of comparing languages
  • Etymology (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of word origins
  • Historical Linguistics (sub-field) the scientific study of language change over time
  • Linguistics (field) the scientific study of language
  • Morphology (sub-field) the study of word forms and their relationships to other words
  • Orthography (sub-field) the study of writing conventions for a given language
  • Philology (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of oral and historical written language

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PsychLing Contributors. "Lexicography." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 10 Sep. 2023, psylng.org/glossary/field/lexicography. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

APA 6

PsychLing (2023, September 10). Lexicography. Retrieved from https://psylng.org/glossary/field/lexicography

CMS 16

PsychLing Contributors. "Lexicography." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 10, 2023. Modified September 15, 2023. Accessed February 26, 2024. https://psylng.org/glossary/field/lexicography.

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APA Contributors. "APA Dictionary of Psychology." Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Accessed September 14, 2023. https://dictionary.apa.org. [Visit]

DLP

Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

WTED § 9

Gouws, Rufus H. "Internet Lexicography in the 21st Century." In Wortschatz: Theorie, Empirie, Dokumentation, edited by Stefan Engelberg, Heidrun Kämper, and Petra Storjohann, 215–236. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter, 2018. [https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110538588] [Visit]

WM

Internet Archive Contributors. "Wayback Machine." San Francisco, CA: Internet Archive. Created October 24, 2001. Accessed July 21, 2023. https://web.archive.org. [Visit]

EL21C

Kosem, Iztok, and Karmen Kosem, eds. Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century: New Applications for New Users. Proceedings of eLex 2011, Bled, Slovenia, November 10–12, 2011. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Trojina.

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