By Henning Bergenholtz, Sven Tarp
From 1990–1994 the Danish study Council for the arts granted a learn undertaking entitled “translation of LSP texts”, which used to be in the beginning break up up into 5 part-projects, one in all which has been eager about LSP lexicography.
The handbook of specialized Lexicography is likely one of the result of the study undertaken by means of this venture. the first function of the handbook is to give a contribution in the direction of a much better foundation for functional specialized lexicography, which has thus far had yet a small proportion within the explosive improvement that has taken position in general-language lexicography because the early Seventies. One implication of this can be that merely to a restricted volume has it been attainable to construct upon current findings.
The handbook therefore has the twofold target of providing counsel and course to authors of specialized dictionaries in addition to contributing in the direction of the extra improvement of lexicographical theories.
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For a bidi rectional dictionary to fully consider the function foreign-language production, corresponding information on the lemma should be provided in the opposite SPECIAL PROBLEMS 51 language direction (see ch. 3). Today, this is the exception rather than the rule. )) — incite; jemanden zu einer Straftat ~; jemanden ~, eine Straftat zu begehen — incite someone to commit a crime Anwendung f. application; ~ finden auf (+ A) — apply to In this example information on typical prepositional phrases, valency and case is provided.
Burnard/Sperberg-McQueen 1990:9-37 and 1993 give an outstanding introduction to SGML for linguists; Bryan 1988 can be recommended for more extensive studies, whereas non-specialists will find the ISO standard itself incomprehensible. , Moors Edge, Charltonon-Otmoor, 0X5 2UG, England. MicroConcord: Oxford University Press, Electronic Publishing, Walton Street, Oxford 0X2 6DP, England. NET/1: conTEXTag, Venusstr. 29, CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland. , DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. th, DK-2700 Brønshøj, Denmark.
Customised methods for the construction of tagged corpora are not available as far as Danish is concerned. For English, among other lan guages, a number of statistically and/or linguistically based methods have been documented, of which Fred Karlsson's is probably the most convincing. His approach is language neutral, but presupposes the preparation of a so-called constraint grammar for the language under consideration, which is estimated to take a linguist about one year's work. Tagging of the corpus will no doubt con siderably facilitate subsequent analysis.
Manual of Specialised Lexicography: The preparation of specialised dictionaries by Henning Bergenholtz, Sven Tarp