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Contrastive terminography
Contrastive terminography

Author(s): Marek Wojciech Łukasik
Subject(s): Language studies, Lexis, Comparative Linguistics
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: comparative lexicography; contrastive specialised dictionary; conceptual analysis; terminological studies; terminographic analysis; parallel corpus; comparable corpus;

Summary/Abstract: Contrastive methods have long been employed in lexicography, in particular in bi- and multilingual dictionary projects. The main rationale for this is the necessity to comprehensively study, i.e. compare and contrast, two or more linguistic systems that are to be presented in one way or another in respective dictionaries. Similarly, the contrastive approach is of paramount importance in terminographic undertakings, on account of the need to draw a distinction between terminological (conceptual) systems existing in various languages and across cultures. It must be emphasised, however, that the contrastive element is not only a part of terminographic practice, but also of the theory of terminography. This article aims to present the role of contrastive research across various spheres of specialised (=LSP) lexicography.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 1-14
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English