Pedagogical Specialised Lexicography

The representation of meaning in English and Spanish business dictionaries

| Universidad de Valladolid
| Universidad de Valladolid
ISBN 9789027223357 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027290250 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
This stimulating new book, which combines dictionary research and linguistic knowledge, analyses the representation of meaning in business dictionaries from a pedagogical perspective. By examining in detail the macrostructure, mediostructure, access structure and microstructure of eight business dictionaries, this book presents interesting findings on how the dictionaries studied represent the ‘noun-term’, and on how they cope with the principles of new lexicography that aims at solving the needs of a specific type of user with specific types of problems related to a specific type of user situation. This exhaustive study, which makes simultaneous contributions to the theory of terminology, lexicography, and LSP teaching, defends a methodological confluence between LSP lexicography and terminology, and proposes some guiding principles towards the construction of pedagogically-oriented specialised dictionaries that must target students enrolled in LSP courses: Business English, Business Spanish, Business Translation, etc.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The macrostructure, mediostructure and access structure of business dictionaries
Chapter 3. Definitions in business dictionaries
Chapter 4. Equivalence in business dictionaries
Chapter 5. Examples in business dictionaries
Chapter 6. Conclusions
Name index
Subject index
“[...] "a scholarly theoretical rigorous account" of the representation of meaning in English and Spanish business dictonaries. It is certainly meant for every lexicographer, especially those working on LSP dictionaries, students of lexicography and all those involved in LSP pedagogy and translation studies. In particular, metalexicography is likely to draw theoretical and methodological insights from it for research on other lexicographical topics.”
“Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera and Ascensión Arribas-Baño have written a scholarly theoretical rigorous account of how monolingual and bilingual (English-Spanish/Spanish-English) business dictionaries deal with lexicographical core issues: definitions, examples, equivalents, homonymy, polysemy, etc. Their style is clear and accessible, and they offer readers something valuable and interesting. Those interested in business dictionaries will find this study of the representation of meaning compelling.”
“This book is a significant contribution to the rapidly developing field of LSP lexicography. It advances in the theory of LSP metalexicography, yields new insights into the construction of pedagogically-oriented specialised dictionaries, and at the same time contributes to our understanding of how meaning is currently represented in monolingual and bilingual specialised dictionaries.”
“This book is a good reference for anyone taking an interest in pedagogical lexicography. It provides the reader with an interesting methodological framework for evaluating the pedagogical value or effectiveness of LSP dictionaries. The characteristics that the authors propose for (future) mono- and bilingual pedagogical LSP dictionaries may be used as a basis for studying the needs of different types of users of such dictionaries.”
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Fuertes Olivera, Pedro A.
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2014.  In Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era [Educational Linguistics, 19],  pp. 91 ff. Crossref logo
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2018.  In Integrating Information and Communication Technologies in English for Specific Purposes [English Language Education, 10],  pp. 127 ff. Crossref logo
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2018. La teoría Funcional de la Lexicografía y sus consecuencias para los diccionarios de economía del español. Revista de Lexicografía 14  pp. 75 ff. Crossref logo
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2018. Enfoque pedagógico en la propuesta de un diccionario electrónico de comercio internacional español-inglés. Revista de Lexicografía 18  pp. 25 ff. Crossref logo
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2012. Szempontrendszer online szótárak minősítéséhez. Magyar Terminológia 5:2  pp. 225 ff. Crossref logo
Lu, Huaguo & Ya Zhang
2021. Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera. (ed.) 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography . International Journal of Lexicography Crossref logo
Nielsen, Sandro & Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera
2018. Propuestas para incrementar el tratamiento lexicográfico de las preposiciones en los diccionarios bilingües para la traducción comercial. Revista de Lexicografía 15  pp. 79 ff. Crossref logo
Nkomo, Dion
2009. Beyond meaning in dictionaries: Teaching Ndebele grammar using Isichazamazwi SesiNdebele. South African Journal of African Languages 29:1  pp. 30 ff. Crossref logo
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Subjects & Metadata

Terminology & Lexicography

BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN021000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Spelling & Vocabulary
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008005502 | Marc record