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In what sense is the Louw/Nida dictionary authoritative?

Willem S. Vorster
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 47, No 1 | a2349 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v47i1.2349 | © 1991 Willem S. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1991 | Published: 09 January 1991

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Willem S. Vorster, University of South Africa, South Africa

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This essay deals with four factors which make the Louw/Nida dictionary authoritative. These include the presentation of lexical meanings in semantic domains, the definition of meanings, the distinction that is made between meaning and reference, and the layout of the dictionary. All factors a re discussed critically and examples of where the dictionary fails are given.


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