New on grammar in the dictionary: The case of 'se' verbs

Translated title of the contribution: New on grammar in the dictionary: The case of 'se' verbs

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This paper is a study about the way in which se structures are represented in 20 verb entries of nine dictionaries of Spanish language. There is a large number of these structures and they are problematic for native and non native speakers. Verbs of the analysis are middle-high frequency and, in the most part of the cases, very polysemous, and this allows to observe interconnections between the different se structures and the different meanings of each verb. Data of the lexicographic analysis are cross-checked with corpus analysis of the same units. As a result, it is observed that there is a large variety in the data which are offered in each dictionary and in the way they are offered, inter and intradictionary. The reasons range from the theoretical overall of each Project to practical performance. This leads to the conclusion that it is necessary to further progress in the dictionary model it is being handled, in order to offer lexico-grammatical phenomenon such as se verbs in an accurate, clear and exhaustive way.

Translated title of the contributionNew on grammar in the dictionary: The case of 'se' verbs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-381
Number of pages42
JournalCirculo de Linguistica Aplicada a la Comunicacion
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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