Publication details [#6395]

Greaves, Christopher and Han Yang. 2000. Lexicographical considerations in creating an online bilingual lexicon for students from a Chinese background: the problem of translation. Translation Journal 4 (2). URL


This paper addresses some of the practical aspects of translation that the authors have experienced in the process of implementing a bilingual on-line lexicon developed as part of an integrated multimedia language learning programme – the Virtual language Centre (VLC It identifies some of the difficulties involved in translating certain culture-specific items into Chinese, and points out some flaws in the existing English-Chinese bilingual dictionaries. Finally this paper offers examples of modification as adopted in the VLC on-line bilingual lexicon, as well as further considerations relating to the translation of other groups of words such as business and banking terms.
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