Lexicography 2023-06-01T13:02:55+00:00 Prof Hai XU and Prof Vincent OOI, Co-Editors-in-Chief [email protected] Open Journal Systems <p><em>Lexicography</em> aims to serve as a leading-edge forum and powerhouse for all global issues of lexicographic interest, with an emphasis on Asian perspectives and concerns. The journal is open for researchers, lexicographers, students, teachers, translators, and all language lovers from around the globe, who are invited to discuss lexicography and dictionary issues referring to history, typology, use, criticism, structure, IT, components, compilation, application, media, phraseology, corpus linguistics, translation, education, etc. <a href="">Read more about the journal.</a>.</p> Categorizing obsolete, archaic, and classic words in an Indonesian dictionary 2023-01-16T04:47:20+00:00 Dewi Puspita [email protected] Kamal Yusuf [email protected] <p>The global era has led to fairly rapid changes in language. Many words have become obsolete. There are also many words whose meanings have become irrelevant nowadays. Unfortunately, in Indonesian dictionaries, especially in the Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI; Comprehensive dictionary of Indonesian), there is no label for obsolete words. There is only an “archaic” label to mark all outdated words and a “classic” label to mark classical words. Another labeling problem in the KBBI is that there are no clear guidelines or criteria to determine when a word is considered archaic, obsolete, or classic. The absence of clear criteria causes some entries that have been labeled “archaic” in the KBBI to seem obsolete, and sometimes words labeled as classic get confused with archaic words. The aim of this article is to investigate ways of categorizing archaic, obsolete, and classic words in the KBBI. This research was conducted by comparing several forms and entry criteria labeled “archaic,” “obsolete,” and “classic” in several dictionaries, in particular dictionaries of foreign languages whose lexicographic traditions are well established. Each dictionary has its own criteria for classifying a word as archaic, obsolete, or classic, and we can learn from them. The findings suggest that checking the corpus data set is the easiest way to categorize words according to their labels.</p> <p> </p> 2023-06-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Equinox Publishing Ltd.