Critical lexicography

Pam Peters, Jan Tent, Trinidad Fernandez

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We highlight issues in bilingual lexicography (BL) as encountered in developing an online course for postgraduate students in applied linguistics as well as in translation and interpreting. Many of the challenges reflect those of bilingual dictionaries themselves, for example, can they provide equally well for pedagogical and translation needs? When the dictionary's microstructure is optimized for language learners, it may well be cumbersome for translators. What of the translator's need for an expanded macrostructure to cope with the wider variety of texts he/she deals with? Intertwined with these issues are those of directionality, and whether the dictionary can support encoding and decoding equally in both directions. With online students from various time zones, nationalities and language backgrounds, this Australian course embraces lexicographical material from Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and draws in the students' regional experiences of using bilingual dictionaries, to critique the range of contemporary BL practices.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings XII Euralex International Congress
Subtitle of host publicationTorino, Italia, September 6th-9th, 2006
EditorsElisa Corino, Carla Marello, Christina Onesti
Place of PublicationAlessandria, Italy
PublisherEdizioni dell'Orso
Pages561-565
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)8876949186
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventEURALEX International Congress (12th : 2006) - Turin, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20069 Sep 2006

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ConferenceEURALEX International Congress (12th : 2006)
CityTurin, Italy
Period6/09/069/09/06

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Peters, P., Tent, J., & Fernandez, T. (2006). Critical lexicography. In E. Corino, C. Marello, & C. Onesti (Eds.), Proceedings XII Euralex International Congress: Torino, Italia, September 6th-9th, 2006 (pp. 561-565). Alessandria, Italy: Edizioni dell'Orso.
Peters, Pam ; Tent, Jan ; Fernandez, Trinidad. / Critical lexicography. Proceedings XII Euralex International Congress: Torino, Italia, September 6th-9th, 2006. editor / Elisa Corino ; Carla Marello ; Christina Onesti. Alessandria, Italy : Edizioni dell'Orso, 2006. pp. 561-565
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Peters, P, Tent, J & Fernandez, T 2006, Critical lexicography. in E Corino, C Marello & C Onesti (eds), Proceedings XII Euralex International Congress: Torino, Italia, September 6th-9th, 2006. Edizioni dell'Orso, Alessandria, Italy, pp. 561-565, EURALEX International Congress (12th : 2006), Turin, Italy, 6/09/06.

Critical lexicography. / Peters, Pam; Tent, Jan; Fernandez, Trinidad.

Proceedings XII Euralex International Congress: Torino, Italia, September 6th-9th, 2006. ed. / Elisa Corino; Carla Marello; Christina Onesti. Alessandria, Italy : Edizioni dell'Orso, 2006. p. 561-565.

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Peters P, Tent J, Fernandez T. Critical lexicography. In Corino E, Marello C, Onesti C, editors, Proceedings XII Euralex International Congress: Torino, Italia, September 6th-9th, 2006. Alessandria, Italy: Edizioni dell'Orso. 2006. p. 561-565