Institut for Virksomhedsledelse

Henning Bergenholtz

The Construction of Online Specialized Dictionaries: Theory and Practice

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  • Sandro Nielsen
  • Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera, University of Valladolid, Spanien
  • Henning Bergenholtz
  • Pablo Gordo Gómez, University of Valladolid, Spanien
  • Marta Niño Amo, University of Valladolid, Spanien
  • Angeles Sastre Ruano, University of Valladolid, Spanien
  • Angel los Rios Rodicio, University of Valladolid, Spanien
  • Marisol Velasco Sacristán, University of Valladolid, Spanien
Interest in specialized lexicography has been propelled both by the evelopment of LSP communication in academic circles and by the consolidation of function-based approaches to lexicography that have identified the existence of several user types, e. g. experts, semi-experts and interested laypersons, and use situations, typically cognitive-oriented and communicative-oriented
types (Bergenholtz/Tarp 2003, 2004). This paper follows suit and elaborates on the selection of Spanish lemmas in a particular dictionary project: the Accounting Dictionaries. This dictionary project aims to satisfy the needs of translators (primary user group), accountants and financial experts (secondary user group), and students of accountancy, students of translation, journalism
and interested laypersons (tertiary user group). It addresses the issue as a lexicographical problem and makes comments on the decisions taken by a lemma selection team who based their decisions on the principle of relevance. This principle states that the selection and treatment of dictionary data are directly related with the nature of the data to be included, the function(s) of
the dictionary and the user situation in which the dictionary is intended to be used. In particular, Spanish lemmas were selected from three main sources: existing dictionaries, an in-house corpus, and very specific accounting texts through a process of intensive reading.
TidsskriftFachsprache: International Journal of Specialized Communication
Sider (fra-til)23-41
Antal sider19
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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  • Leksikografi, Lexicography, Regnskab, Accounting, Ordbøger, Dictionaries, Function theory, Funktionsteori, Informationsværktøjer, Information tools

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