Advanced ESP and the Learner’s Dictionary: Tools for the Non-Language Specialist

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Page795-801
AuthorGeoffrey Clive Williams
TitleAdvanced ESP and the Learner’s Dictionary: Tools for the Non-Language Specialist
AbstractAdvanced learner's dictionaries are a major asset for both the comprehension and production of texts. However, despite their usefulness they remain a tool that primarily addresses language specialists, whereas the ESP student tends to rely heavily on the bilingual dictionary. This raises the question as to whether general language advanced learner's dictionaries are adapted to ESP needs. The audience considered here are established scientists and doctoral students publishing in English. The study compares the entries for scientific words given in the major Advanced Leamer's dictionaries with both general and special language corpora and discusses the possibility of adapting such entries to the needs of the Advanced ESP user.
Session8. LEXICOGRAPHY FOR SPECIALISED LANGUAGES -TERMINOLOGY AND TERMINOGRAPHY
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@InProceedings{ELX06-099,
author = {Geoffrey Clive Williams},
title = {Advanced ESP and the Learner's Dictionary: Tools for the Non-Language Specialist },
pages = {795-801},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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