Creating a medical English-Swedish dictionary using interactive word alignment
2009 (English)In: Lexicography: The Changing Landscape / [ed] Salonee Priya, Hyderabad, India: The Icfai University Press , 2009, 1, 131-157 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Lexicography is a realm of growing academic specialization. Dictionaries map meaning onto use. We have innumerable dictionaries on different subjects and for different purposes which we keep referring to, time and again. Despite the frequency with which dictionaries are unquestioningly consulted, many have little idea of what actually goes into making them or how meanings are definitively ascertained. We have become so accustomed to using dictionaries that we fail to take notice of the effort and time spent in their making. Understanding the finer nuances of the art of dictionary-making will be of interest to everyone. With changing times and the penetration of technology, the bulkier forms of dictionaries have given way to softer forms. This book updates the reader to the changing notions of the lexicon and dictionary-making in the new realm of modern technology and newer electronic tools. The book introduces us to lexicography and leads us to dictionaries for general and specific purposes. It examines dictionary compilation and research and enables compilers, users, educators and publishers to look anew at the art of lexicography. It duly takes into account the fact that dictionaries are meant to fulfill the needs of specific user groups and reflects the same in the chapters devoted to various professional dictionaries, which have recently achieved widespread recognition in the lexicographical literature. A good read for students of linguistics, teachers and translators apart from general readers interested in knowing the intricate art of making a dictionary.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hyderabad, India: The Icfai University Press , 2009, 1. 131-157 p.
National CategoryGeneral Language Studies and Linguistics Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52612ISBN: 978-81-314-2438-4ISBN: 8-131-42-438-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52612DiVA: diva2:284295