Exclusion Labels in Slavic Monolingual Dictionaries

Lexicographic construal of non-standardness

  • Danko Šipka Arizona State University, Department of Languages and Literatures


The present paper analyzed the practices of excluding vocabulary items from the standard language in four major Slavic monolingual dictionaries (Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Slovenian). The analysis has revealed that there exist a range of primary (overt) and secondary (implicit) exclusion labels and that their effect is negotiated in the sociocognitive context of the dictionary, in a communication between the dictionary and its users.

Language and Linguistics: Results