This book gathers some of the latest approaches to Lexicology and Lexicography, focusing on English for Specific Purposes, but also on the study of lexical constellations and translation. It presents a multifaceted insight on current trends and includes articles that explore lexical issues in diverse and not so well-known fields such as the language of cinema, fashion, tourism, or even comics. Other chapters in this volume examine the vocabulary of well-established professional languages like the language of law, medicine and business, by revealing leading-edge perspectives on topics as diverse as translation, word-formation, cultural clashes, or lexical selection. Key issues on learning and teaching are also considered, as part of a long tradition in the study of professional and academic languages.
This work proposes a strong emphasis on lexis and terminology and highlights the fundamental core of the definition and analysis of specialized languages. This publication intends to embrace current trends in the study of specialized vocabulary and terminology from the perspective of both Lexicology and Lexicography as well as to open new possibilities for future research.