Opname- en elimineringskriteria vir die Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls: die geval emeritus. Deel 2
Van Huyssteen, G.B. (Gerhard)
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Since 2006, the Language Commission ("Taalkommissie"; TK) endeavoured to compile formal guidelines for the inclusion or elimination of lemmas in the Afrikaanse woordelys en spelreëls (AWS); these guidelines have been formalised as an operationalisation framework by Van Huyssteen (2017b - see Part 1 in this edition). The purpose of this article is to illustrate the application of this framework, using the lexical item emeritus as a case study. The history of emeritus in the various editions of the AWS is discussed, and it is illustrated that its lexicographic treatment in AWS does not provide the end-user with any clear answers as to how emeritus should be used in combination with other nouns (titles). Moreover, its treatment in several other Afrikaans dictionaries varies considerably, leaving end-users with even more uncertainty. It therefore necessitates a systematic analysis of this lexical item, using various macro- and microstructural criteria.
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