Percentage point--missed word in dictionaries
ADS-L at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sat Dec 22 13:30:11 UTC 2001
Vickie Neufeldt wrote in part:
"... The dividing line between
collocations -- which are often cliches -- and idioms or open compounds
not always clear, and what constitutes a collocation can be very
This is surely a part--albeit a small part--of the art of lexicography.
Indeed, those publishers who think that computer programs or
inexperienced editors can replace experienced lexicographers will end
up with less artfully crafted lexicons.
Regards and Happy Holidays,
barnhart at highlands.com
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