Publication details [#6105]

Li, Defeng (李德凤). 2003. Compilation of English-Chinese/Chinese English bilingual dictionaries: a user’s perspective. Journal of Translation Studies 8 : 91–115.
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This paper observes that lexicographers tend to assume their own views on the micro- and macrostructure of a bilingual dictionary coincide with those of its users. The author draws this conclusion from the fact that despite a good number of English-Chinese/Chinese-English dictionaries on the market, few studies have been conducted on the needs of users of such dictionaries and there are no surveys of users’ feedback. Li regrets the great variations in handling the same lexicographical problems in different dictionaries, as the latter should be designed for solving the same problems for the same category of users.
Source : Based on abstract in journal