Fra begrep via og til leksikon. Den skapende syklus
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Original versionSYNAPS - A Journal of Professional Communication 21(2008) pp.99-106
Lexicon is frequently conceived of as being limited to the number of entries of a dictionary and thus indicative of the richness of a national language. These entries are, however, the tip of the iceberg. The input side of language is the discursive level, site of creation of neonomy, concepts and denominations assigned to these concepts. Lexicon is thus a tool for providing denominations to society and speech communities. The denominations are subsequently encoded into the lexicon, enriching it with concepts, whereas the stock of lexical morphemes is comparatively stable. Moreover, polylexicality is an important feature of lexicon, generally neglected in general language dictionaries.
This article is in Norwegian.