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A proposed model for achieving equivalence in bilingual dictionaries

Saleh, Abdulmajid Obaid Hasan and Antar Fuad Ali, Antar Fuad Ali and Krishnavanie, Shunmugam (2020) A proposed model for achieving equivalence in bilingual dictionaries. Journal of Global Scientific Research, 8. pp. 776-790. ISSN 2523 -9376

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This paper aims to propose a model of equivalence for bilingual dictionaries by merging the concept of equivalence in two related disciplines, i.e., lexicography and translation studies. Then, current studies addressing the translation strategies to suggest equivalents are examined. The concept of equivalence is a much-debated issue in translation studies which over time has generated a host of terms to describe the many types and degrees of equivalences that are suited to a range of translational situations. In lexicography, the notion of equivalence is considered to be at the heart of bilingual and multilingual dictionary compilation. The lexicographic model of equivalence proposed in this paper relates closely to the first dimension in Cabré's theory (2003) and particularly to applied linguistics as the strategies for achieving equivalence are mainly based on many researchers' works in general, and Baker's (2018) for equivalence at the word level within the context of translation. Baker's strategies are further combined with strategies proposed by a number of established lexicographers with regard to attaining equivalence in general and specialized bilingual dictionaries. The authors of this paper strongly believe that the coming together of the two disciplines will provide wider options for more comprehensive equivalences to be achieved in specialized bilingual dictionaries. ResearchGate Logo Discover the world's research 19+ million members 135+ million publications 700k+ research projects Join for free Public Full-text 1 Content uploaded by Antar Fuad Al Harazi Author content Content may be subject to copyright.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8728/87280
Uncontrolled Keywords: equivalence; translation; lexicography; specialized bilingual dictionaries
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Dr Abdulmajid Obaid Hasan Saleh
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 12:37
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021 14:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87280

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