oa Lexikos - Should LSP dictionaries also include professional jargon and slang?
|Article Title||Should LSP dictionaries also include professional jargon and slang?|
|© Publisher:||Bureau of the WAT|
|Affiliations||1 Foreign Language Centre; University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||87 - 98|
|Keyword(s)||Connotation, Item of nomenclature, LSP dictionary, Monolingual/ Bilingual dictionary, Occupational slang, Profesional jargon, Sociolinguistic stratification of the speech community, Style maker, Stylistic level/ level of style, Technical term, Trade name, Trivial (popular) name and Usage label|
ISI Social Science
The paper discusses the question whether an LSP dictionary should take the sociolinguistic stratification of the entire speech community in a particular domain of activity into consideration, and as a consequence, also encompass vocabulary on the lower stylistic levels, such as 1 professional jargon and occupational slang in addition to technical terminology and nomenclature. The author's contention is that by including such vocabulary, an LSP dictionary will be more comprehensive and closer to the communicative reality. Moreover. it will meet the more specific requirements of translators and interpreters.
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