Design of a Function-Based Internet Accounting Dictionary

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The traditional definition of a dictionary needs to be replaced by one that defines the dictionary in terms of lexicographic functions, data and structures. These must be linked to the intended user groups, the users’ linguistic and factual competences and their needs in the relevant situations of use. The functions of the dictionary include translation, production, reception and revision of texts, and knowledge acquisition, and the user groups may be divided into experts, semi-experts and interested laypeople. The dictionary takes advantage of the space available in an open-ended electronic dictionary and is unique because it combines several data types relevant to the need of the users in function-related situations, including: definitions, grammatical information, collocations, phrases, cross-references, synonyms and antonyms. Both the factual and linguistic data are particularly helpful to the user in communication-oriented situations within a register-specific context such as accounting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDictionary visions, research and practice : Selected papers from the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004
EditorsHenrik Gottlieb, Jens Erik Mogensen
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication year2007
ISBN (print)978 90 272 2334 0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Symposium on Lexicography - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 29 Apr 20041 May 2004
Conference number: 12


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Lexicography
SeriesTerminology and Lexicography Research and Practice (TLRP)

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