Volume 6, Issue 2 (2012) Pp. 1–14
- Design Issues in Athabaskan Dictionaries
- by Sharon Hargus, University of Washington
Athabaskan (Dene) verbs present two main problems for the
lexicographer. First, in their most basic form, verbs are often
discontinuous, an unpronounceable, non-word object. Secondly, the
headword of the verb is the final syllable of the verb. In this
article I survey a variety of published and unpublished dictionaries
of Athabaskan languages, presenting and critiquing the different
choices that have been made with respect to the representation of
discontinuity and headword choice.
Keywords: Athabaskan, dictionary
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