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The Utilitarian dictionary of Modern Greek Language is one of the most important dictionaries of Modern Greek to this day. I feel very honored that I contributed to its development as a young researcher in 2004-2006.

It has been published by the Academy of Athens in 2014.

The dictionary is the outcome of years of research by a research group led by Professor Christoforos Charalambakis.

The dictionary contains approximately 75,000 entries and fixed expressions out of 120,000 available in the electronic database.

Large corpora and lexicographic databases were employed, such as the National Thesaurus of Greek Language, the Inter-Active Terminology for Europe (IATE), and electronic databases and dictionaries of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and internal databases of the Academy of Athens).

The Academy of Athens in a press release published in October 31 2014, states that “One of the basic virtues of the Dictionary is that it describes Modern Greek language without prejudice based on the demands of modern lexicographical practice implies internationally”.

References

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Livemedia. Utilitarian Dictionary of Modern Greek Language Academy of Athens, https://www.livemedia.com/album/19694

Mackridge, Peter 2015. Ένα μεγάλο επίτευγμα: Χρηστικό Λεξικό της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών. The Athens Review of Books, 60.

Ακαδημία Αθηνών 2014. Δελτίο Τύπου. Χρηστικό Λεξικό της Νεοελληνικής Γλώσσας. https://www.academyofathens.gr/el/node/1266

Αναστασιάδη-Συμεωνίδη, Άννα 2015. Ποιο λεξικό να συμβουλεύομαι; Φιλόλογος, 160, 238–244. Ψαροπούλου, Αθηνά 2015. Νέεες ετυμολογίες του Χρηστικού Λεξικού της Νεοελληνικής Γλώσσας της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών, Φιλόλογος, 160, 245–250.

Ανδρέου, Ευάγγελος 2015. Αιολικά Γράμματα, 274, 43–44.

Βασιλάκης, Μανώλης 2015. Το λεξικό και τα λεξικογραφήματα. The Athens Review of Books, 60, 54–57.

Γούτσος, Διονύσης 2015. Βιλιοκρισία του Χρηστικού Λεξικού της Νεοελληνικής Γλώσσας, Γλωσσολογία, 23,2015, 51–56.

Δελλή, Δήμητρα 2015. Οι χρήσιμες λέξεις. The Books’ Journal, 53, 48–51.

Καζάζης, Γιάννης Ν. 2015. Η Νεοελληνική της Τεχνολογικής Εποχής και της ΕΕ: Το Χρηστικό Λεξικό της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών. The Athens Review of Books, 67, 56–62.