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The dynamics of terms in specialized communication: An interdisciplinary perspective
  • ISSN 0929-9971
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9994
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Abstract

European accounting terminology is dynamic as term creation and formation occurs on national, European Union and international levels. Although English is the lingua franca of accounting, international accounting standards in English exist on a par with their translations into other languages. However, an analysis of online dictionaries shows that these cannot cope with the dynamic nature of accounting terminology. We discuss a network of internet dictionaries in English, Danish, and Spanish that was compiled using the functional approach to specialised lexicography. We show how terminologists can work in subject fields where culture and context play a key role in the development of nationally accepted and internationally recommended terms, and propose ways to remedy deficiencies identified in the dictionaries examined. Finally, we discuss strategies for translating English metaphorical terms into Spanish assuming that bilingual accounting dictionaries should use conceptually similar terms in both source and target languages
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2011-01-01
2019-10-17
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): data access , function theory , lexicography , metaphors , specialised dictionaries , terminology and translation
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