Lexicography

Lexicography is the practice of making and editing dictionaries and other reference texts. It is widely considered an independent scholarly discipline, though it is a subfield within linguistics. The act of writing, or editing dictionaries is known as Practical Lexicography. The analysis or description of the vocabulary of a particular language, and the meaning that links certain words to others in a dictionary, is known as Theoretical Lexicography. Lexicography, with all its interrelated concepts, and its links to other areas of linguistics, is the specific area of scholarly work devoted to these concepts.