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2004 | 100 | 2 | 146-159
Article title

The revised edition of A Concise Dictionary of Hungarian

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HU
Abstracts
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It was in the early nineties, right after the political changes in Hungary, that the pressing need for an up-to-date dictionary of Hungarian became evident. As a temporary solution, it was decided that the 1972 first edition of the Concise Dictionary of Hungarian should be revised and updated. The author of this paper surveys earlier and immediate predecessors of that dictionary, reviews the major innovations of the revised edition both in terms of content and methodology, presents a sample of the neologisms that appear in it in considerable numbers, and gives a detailed analysis of the various procedures of the revision process. It is demonstrated how certain obsolete ideological/political distortions found in the original entries have been replaced by objective, exact, and moderate wording in the revised ones. The author concludes that the revised edition is the dictionary of the recent period of 'democratic transformation' that provides a solid foundation for a thoroughly modern comprehensive Hungarian dictionary of definitions, yet to be written.
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Volume
100
Issue
2
Pages
146-159
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ARTICLE
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  • Z. Eder, no address given, contact the journal editor
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Publication order reference
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05HUAAAA00501261
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bwmeta1.element.576acdf1-9f20-3a19-8e1c-9788f3e69a38
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