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Forensic Dictionary Analysis: Principles and Practice

Ogilvie, Sarah; Coleman, Julie


Lexicographers often provide an account of their working practices and policies, and reviewers and researchers generally take this on trust. Forensic dictionary analysis uses evidence-based methodologies to interrogate the dictionaries themselves about decision-making processes involved in their compilation. The version of events that this reveals is sometimes quite different from compilers' accounts. This paper builds on a variety of approaches in historical dictionary researchstatistical,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Lexicography
DOI: 10.1093/ijl/ecn048


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