Subject-field components as integrated parts of LSP dictionaries

  • Henning Bergenholtz, Sandro Nielsen
  • Terminology International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication, November 2006, John Benjamins
  • DOI: 10.1075/term.12.2.07ber

The relationship between data inside and outisde dictionary articles.

What is it about?

Dictionaries for a particular subject-field should cater for the needs of its user group in specific situations using the modern theory of dictionary functions. Dictionaries should include subject-field components that provide strucured presentations of the subject-field concerned and that are fully integrated so that they supplement and complement the data included in the dictionary articles.

Why is it important?

This paper shows how lexicographers can incorporate different types of data in ways that are optimal for users and that differ from what is found in most dictonaries. Lexicographers get guidance on how to best present domain-specific data that transcends dictionary articles so that users are provided with coherent text parts that explain the structure between terms and their concepts within a specific domain.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sandro Nielsen and Henning Bergenholtz