El sistema métrico decimal en la lexicografía espanola del s. XIX

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Author Luisa Pascual Fernández
Title El sistema métrico decimal en la lexicografía espanola del s. XIX
Abstract The metric system is one of the clearest examples of the universal acceptance of scientific and technological vocabulary in nineteenth-century language. Its introduction into Spanish language coincided in time with its introduction in the other European languages. This vocabulary, however, has not always been rigorously included in dictionaries, as shown by dictionaries of the nineteenth century. For this reason, I have decided to study the inclusion of the vocabulary related with the metric system in Spanish nineteenth-century dictionaries, this century being particularly interesting as far as the history of science and lexicography is concerned. The analysis is structured into two main parts. The first part is committed to the study of the already-mentioned nomenclature of the eleventh edition (1869), the twelfth edition (1884), and the thirteenth edition (1899) of the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española de la Lengua. The second part is devoted to the analysis of how metric vocabulary is incorporated in non-academic dictionaries-including the Nuevo Tesoro Lexicográfico de la Lengua Española. These parts are complemented with the comparison of that Spanish vocabulary with its French, English and Italian counterpart. In this sense, our focus lies in the European perspective. The conclusion of the research provides wide information about the first instance of metric vocabulary in Spanish within the European context and, consequently, we hope to shed some light on the way the analyzed dictionaries influenced each other. We hope to also be able to conclude the position of the Spanish Academy regarding this kind of vocabulary.
Session 5. Lexicography for Specialised Languages - Terminology and Terminography
author = {Luisa Pascual Fernández},
title = {El sistema métrico decimal en la lexicografía espanola del s. XIX},
pages = {1031-1040},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},