Six postulates for the presentation and linking of contents in translation-oriented special language dictionary

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Abstract

There are few reference tools that are truly tailor-made for special language translators' needs. One objective of my doctoral thesis project is to develop a model of the ideal translation-oriented special language dictionary. In the present paper, I aim to give a state-of-the-art overview of those six postulates (out of fifteen in total) that deal with the presentation and linking of contents in this kind of reference tool. Derived both from scholarly literature on the practice of special language translation and from this practice itself, the six postulates represent but one part of the numerous and complex real-life needs of professional translators.

Translated title of the contributionSix postulates for the presentation and linking of contents in translation-oriented special language dictionary
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalLebende Sprachen. Zeitschrift für interlinguale und interkulturelle Kommunikation
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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