Computer Words in Our Everyday Lives: How are they interesting for terminography and lexicography?

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AuthorIngrid Meyer
TitleComputer Words in Our Everyday Lives: How are they interesting for terminography and lexicography?
AbstractThis paper is about very familiar computer words – those that average, educated persons are likely to encounter in their daily lives (e.g. Web surfing, Y2K, snailmail). Our purpose is to illustrate the practical interest of such words for terminographers and lexicographers. First, we outline the general characteristics of computer words. Second, we illustrate the changes that occur when computer words migrate from specialized to general language. Third, we suggest ways of improving dictionary treatment of computer words in both general-language and terminological dictionaries. We conclude by arguing that computer words illustrate an ebb-and-flow between terminological and general language that is characteristic of our "knowledge society" , and that will increasingly blur the boundaries between lexicography and terminography.
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@InProceedings{ELX00-004,
author = {Ingrid Meyer},
title = {Computer Words in Our Everyday Lives: How are they interesting for terminography and lexicography?},
pages = {39-58},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},
}
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