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Lexicography and Terminology

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The present book contains a collection of works devoted to current trends in theoretical and practical lexicography, terminology and terminography. All papers are divided into two main sections. Part I: Lexicography deals with analysis of historical and typological problems in lexicography with special reference to English, Italian, Russian and Southern African dictionaries for general- and special- purposes. The main focus is given to the description of principles in lexicographic presentation of non-equivalent lexics, rhyming slang, idioms, cliches and gender nominations of people in bilingual and monolingual dictionaries. Part II: Terminology and Terminography is devoted to description of the current tendencies observed in terminology and terminography studies with special reference to modern European languages such as English, Russian, Norwegian, etc. Terms of different special domains are viewed from the angle of the latest achievements of modern science, cognitive linguistics in particular. It reveals specific features of terminological word-combinations, terms in colloquial use, peculiarities of terms belonging to newly formed Languages for Special purposes, typical features of recently appeared LSPs and presentations of new dictionaries' projects of different subject areas. This part reveals international nature of current tendencies in terminology studies and shows the national ways of their functioning and presentation in special dictionaries.

Author Biography

Olga Karpova, Doctor of Philology, Head of English Department, Ivanovo State University, a member of EURALEX with 2 Verbatim Awards (1993, 1997); Historical Lexicography Society (UK); Russian Association of Applied Linguistics. She defended two dissertations on English Writers Dictionaries (1978) and Shakespeare lexicography (1991) at Leningrad University, worked in lexicographic centers in England (grant from British Academy) and Norway (Norwegian Research Council); gives presentations on lexicography in international conferences (Russia, Finland, Italy, etc.); published 287 papers and 10 books, organized 8 International Schools on Lexicography, trained 18 PhD-students.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2009
Edited by Faina Kartashkova Edited by Olga Karpova
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Unabridged edition
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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