Legal lexicography and legal information tools

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Legal lexicography concerns dictionaries as information tools for needs-adapted information search. The objective is to develop principles and guidelines that help lexicographers design, evaluate, make and use legal dictionaries that fulfil specific types of need of specific types of user in specific types of situation concerning law, its terms, and its language. Therefore, legal dictionaries provide help in many situations, e.g., in term management processes. Legal dictionaries deal with legal terms in both systematic and alphabetical set-up and presentation forms, are descriptive and prescriptive, and provide help to clarify terms using methodological and systematic approaches. Finally, legal dictionaries are information tools that assist users in encoding and decoding, and cater for the information needs of lawyers as well as non-lawyers.
TitelHandbook of Terminology : Legal Terminology
RedaktørerŁucja Biel, Hendrik J. Kockaert
Antal sider26
ForlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publikationsdatodec. 2023
ISBN (Trykt)9789027214263
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2023


  • Legal lexicography
  • Juridisk leksikografi
  • Law
  • Jura
  • Comparative law
  • Komparativ ret
  • Terminology
  • Terminologi
  • Data types
  • Datatyper
  • Databases
  • Information needs
  • Informationsbehov
  • Databaser
  • Functional theory
  • Funktionsteori
  • Ordbøger
  • Dictionaries
  • Lexicography
  • Leksikografi
  • Specialised lexicograph
  • Fagleksikografi