Conference Proceeding

Semiotics and lexicography

Alternative title A survey of cognitive approaches to pedagogical lexicography



Li S (2009) Semiotics and lexicography [A survey of cognitive approaches to pedagogical lexicography]. In: Tarasti E (ed.) Communication: Understanding/Misunderstanding. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the IASS/AIS, Helsinki-Imatra 2007. Acta Semiotica Fennica. 9th Congress of the IASS/AIS, Helsinki, 11.06.2007-17.06.2007. Helsinki, Finland: International Semiotics Institute, pp. 915-922.

Semiotics is "concerned with everything that can be taken as a sign" (Eco, 1976: 7). Semiotic signs can be represented in the form of words, phrases, sentences, imagaes, gestures and objects. Lexicography, as an "art and craft" of compiling dictionary isrepresented by semiotic signs and their relationships. This study aims to address the following quesitons from a Chinese learner's perspective:1) Do lexicographers pay enough attention to the cognition process for learners of a language?2) Can the users aquire enough information in a bilingual learner's dictionary and 3) how does this information inculduce their learning and cognition process?

semiotics; lexicography; cognitive approach;

Title of seriesActa Semiotica Fennica
Publication date31/12/2009
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PublisherInternational Semiotics Institute
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Place of publicationHelsinki, Finland
ISSN of series1235-497X
Conference9th Congress of the IASS/AIS
Conference locationHelsinki

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Dr Saihong Li

Dr Saihong Li

Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, French