LSP Dictionaries and Their Genuine Purpose: A Frame-based Example from MARCOCOSTA

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Page997-1006
AuthorPilar León Araúz, Pamela Faber Benítez, Chantal Pérez Hernández
TitleLSP Dictionaries and Their Genuine Purpose: A Frame-based Example from MARCOCOSTA
AbstractA dictionary is written and designed for a specific addresse (user group). Primary considerations in this respect are users. profiles and the special needs of the user group (Bergenholz and Nielsen 2006). User needs are inevitably linked to the knowledge level of potential readers, who have a situational context and engage in activities, which can be facilitated by lexicographic data. Such information significantly affects both the micro and macrostructural design of the lexical resource, and is directly related to Wiegand's conception of genuine purpose (Wiegand 1998:52). These theoretical parameters dealing with users. profiles, users. needs and use situation should necessarily be reflected in the way information is packed in lexicographical entries, i.e. in the way definitions are organized and structured. This article examines how LSP dictionaries deal with this issue. The example chosen is the term aquifer. After a brief overview of how this term appears in current dictionaries, we show how it is represented in MarcoCosta, a frame-based lexical resource that facilitates the acquisition of specialized knowledge.
Session5. Lexicography for Specialised Languages - Terminology and Terminography
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@InProceedings{ELX08-096,
author = {Pilar León Araúz, Pamela Faber Benítez, Chantal Pérez Hernández },
title = {LSP Dictionaries and Their Genuine Purpose: A Frame-based Example from MARCOCOSTA},
pages = {997-1006},
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},
}
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