Books: Theory and Practice of Specialised Online Dictionaries: Fuertes-Olivera, Tarp
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Date: 19-May-2014 From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com> Subject: Theory and Practice of Specialised Online Dictionaries: Fuertes-Olivera, Tarp E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Theory and Practice of Specialised Online Dictionaries
Subtitle: Lexicography versus Terminography
Series Title: De Gruyter Lexicographica. Series Maior 146
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Author: Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera
Author: Sven Tarp
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110349023 Pages: 272 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110348835 Pages: 272 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
This book is the first comprehensive monograph on the Function Theory of Lexicography, which originated at the Aarhus School of Business (Aarhus University). Function Theory considers dictionaries to be tools that are constructed for assisting specific users with punctual needs in specific usage situations, e.g. communicative-oriented situations and cognitive-oriented situations. The book's main focus is on defending the independent academic status of lexicography and its corollary: The process of designing, compiling and updating (specialised) online dictionaries needs a theoretical framework that addresses general and specific aspects. The former are common to all types of information tools, the latter are mainly dependent on the media for which the information tool is constructed and their specific target users. This books offers both aspects and moves from the highest level of abstraction to very detailed aspects of lexicographic work, e.g. how to convert an originally-conceived polyfunctional online dictionary into several monofunctional usage-based ones.
The book illustrates that the theory and the methodology currently used by advocates of the Function Theory of Lexicography offers better results than other approaches and therefore makes its case for proposing the Function Theory for terminological/terminographical work.