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Title: The Specialised Lexicographical Approach
Subtitle: A Step further in Dictionary-Making
Written By: Nuria Edo Marzá
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=D&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430043
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 102
Description:

This book puts forward the specialised lexicographical approach (SLA) as
the result of a natural evolution in the field of specialised
dictionary-making that goes a step further than the «mere» terminographical
practice. The kind of specialised lexicographical works to be obtained with
this approach are specialised, active, user-friendly, user-focused,
corpus-based dictionaries deeply grounded on the belief that terminology
has a practical, communicative dimension that terminographical works have
not normally reflected. All through this book the theoretical and applied
aspects of this approach have been illustrated by showing the elaboration
process of an active, corpus-based, bilingual (English-Spanish,
Spanish-English) dictionary of the ceramics industry. The first part of the
book provides a sound theoretical framework in which the different aspects
involved in the creation of dictionaries within the SLA for speciality
areas of knowledge have been progressively disclosed - namely, a review on
specialised languages, corpus linguistics, terminology and socio-economic
aspects - all this leading to the final characterisation of specialised
lexicography from a theoretical perspective. On the basis of this
theoretical framework and according to the SLA, this book also presents an
innovative, corpus-based method of work for specialised dictionary-making,
closely linked to the use of corpora, terminotics and new technologies.

Contents:

Introducing the Specialised Lexicographical Approach (SLA) - Professional
and Academic Language/Specialised Languages - Corpus Linguistics -
Terminology: A Key Element in the Study of Pal/Specialised Languages -
Specialised Lexicography - Socio-Economic Context for the Research -
Previous Methodological Reflection: Why «a Step further in
Dictionary-Making»? - General-Theoretical Considerations and Working Stages
in the Elaboration of the Specialised Dictionary of Industrial Ceramics
Terminology - Results.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Lexicography
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034300438
Pages: 320
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