Lexicon Excerpts

Since today, our Lexicon of Scholarly Editing displays a short excerpt right below every entry, that identifies the sources of the definitions it contains (chronologically). This way, you can now easily see how many definitions the entry has to offer, and whose definitions they are. If you notice any important lacunae in our Lexicon (of which there are still plenty!), we invite you to contribute to the Lexicon as a Registered User, or via our Contact Form. Or, you can always go to our Zotero group called Lexicon of Scholarly Editing, and add new sources to our To-Do List.

As a second update to the website, I thought it would be more useful to group entries that are clearly linked together in the lexicon by restructuring their names following the ‘entry (type)’ format. For instance, ‘edited text’ has become ‘text (edited)’, ‘text as work’ became ‘text (work)’, ‘text as sign’  was entered as ‘text (sign)’, etc. This way, entries that have many subtypes (such as ‘text’, ‘edition’, ‘editing’, etc.) are grouped together in the lexicon, which also makes their respective ‘categories’ a little more searchable.

As for the Lexicon’s content, since our last update we’ve entered three texts from Contemporary German Editorial Theory (edited by Gabler, Bornstein & Pierce) to the lexicon, namely Gabler’s ‘Introduction’, Scheibe’s ‘On the Editorial Problem of Text’, and Martens’ ‘What is Text? Attempts at Defining a Central Concept in Editorial Theory’.

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or bugs to report: feel free to do so below!

With kind regards,


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