Preparing an Online Dictionary of Business Communication: From Idea to Design

Sven Tarp


This article discusses the plan for an online English–Spanish dictionary of business communication based on the function theory. After a short overview of lexicographical traditions within this field, it focuses on the philosophy behind the overall dictionary concept, the methods applied to develop this concept, some of the requirements for the corresponding database, as well as the foreseen Internet user interface which may lead the user to ten completely different articles for each word entered in the search field.


online dictionary; business communication; business dictionary; specialized lexicography; function theory

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ISSN 2224-0039 (online); ISSN 1684-4904 (print)

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