Lexicography and lexicology

Hilary Nesi, E.Z. Amvela

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


    Lexicology may be defined as the study of the stock of words in a given language, i.e. its *vocabulary or lexicon, while lexicography deals with the writing, compilation and editing of both general and specialised *dictionaries. Both are derived from Greek lexis (word), lexicos (of/for words). They contribute knowledge to the teaching and learning of vocabulary and to the production and use of dictionaries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning
    EditorsM. Byram, A. Hu
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Volume2nd Ed
    ISBN (Print)9780415593762
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • lexicon
    • lexicography
    • lexicology
    • vocabulary


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