Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 5, 2018, No. 2

Bilingual electronic resource model for the lexicographic description of neologisms

Sia Kolkovska, Božana Niševa, Diana Blagoeva

Abstract. The article offers a theoretical model of the structure of a bilingual electronic resource for the lexicographic description of new Bulgarian and Czech lexis. The section-based organization of content allows the visual representation of varied and detailed lexicographic data related to structural and grammatical peculiarities, register type, meaning, usage, systemic relations, variance, word origin, derivational relations and the collocability of different types of neologisms in both languages. Another advantage is the explication of the relations of full, partial and zero interlanguage equivalence in the case of specific Bulgarian and Czech neologisms. Regardless of the fact that the model has been developed to serve the purposes of Bulgarian-Czech and Czech-Bulgarian bilingual neography, it is far from language-dependent and can possibly be applied in the development of electronic neographic resources for other language pairs.

Keywords: lexicography, new lexis, electronic bilingual dictionary of neologisms, Czech language, Bulgarian language