The inclusion in a technical dictionary of linguistic information about lexical cohesion phenomena in French texts for specific purposes

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Page537-545
AuthorTanja Collet
TitleThe inclusion in a technical dictionary of linguistic information about lexical cohesion phenomena in French texts for specific purposes
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is twofold. Its first goal is to examine within the theoretical framework of lexical cohesion a specific behavioral pattern exhibited by French compound terms in texts for specific purposes, namely constituent deletion. Constituent deletion deletes one or more constituents of a compound term when it is used repeatedly in the same text. It reduces the standard form of the reiterated compound term to one or more shorter forms (antenne à couverture globale [earth coverage antenna] -> antenne globale), which establish coreferential chains in the text. The second goal of this paper is to show how the microstructure of a monolingual technical dictionary can provide detailed information about these deletions that modify the structure of its headwords in discourse. A brief analysis of French compound terms and of constituent deletion will be carried out before the assessment of this behavioral pattern and the presentation of the microstracture that comments on it. It is our beliefthat the inclusion of linguistic information about the behavioral patterns of complex terms in texts for specific purposes is necessary to turn the technical dictionary into a more satisfying reference work for translators, technical writers and the like.
SessionLexicography for Specialised Languages Terminology and Terminography
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@InProceedings{ELX04-060,
author = {Tanja Collet},
title = {The inclusion in a technical dictionary of linguistic information about lexical cohesion phenomena in French texts for specific purposes },
pages = {537-545},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {Université de Bretagne-Sud, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},
}
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