Getting down to Business: Monolingual Learners’ Dictionaries and Business English

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AuthorSylvie De Cock
TitleGetting down to Business: Monolingual Learners’ Dictionaries and Business English
AbstractThis paper sets out to explore the coverage of words and combinations of words that have been shown to be typically used in Business English (e.g. Nelson 2000) in five general purpose advanced monolingual learners' dictionaries (MLDs): CALD 2003, COBUILD 2003, LDOCE 2003, MED 2002, and OALD 2000. The lexicographic treatment of these items in the general purpose MLDs is then compared with their treatment in two specialised Business English dictionaries for learners of English, namely the Oxford Business English Dictionary for Learners of English (2005) and the Longman Business English Dictionary (2000). The paper is rounded off with a discussion of whether or not it is desirable for Business English and other ESP (English for Specific Purposes) words and phrases to be included in general purpose MLDs.
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@InProceedings{ELX06-103,
author = {Sylvie De Cock},
title = {Getting down to Business: Monolingual Learners' Dictionaries and Business English },
pages = {819-824},
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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