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5th ProZ.com Conference - Budapest 2007



Organizer:
Csaba Ban
Csaba Ban
Hungary

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Conference program

How to write a dictionary

Date and time: 16:10-17:10, Sunday, 29 April, 2007
NOTE: This session has already been held

Room: Benczúr 1

Description:
How to write a dictionary (for a niche market)

I. General
1. Motivation
2. Some definitions; types of dictionaries
3. Criteria for a good dictionary
4. Choosing the target group
5. All-in-one dictionary for a niche market: particularities
6. Getting it right for the first edition
Specific example: impact of budget constraints on further printings/editions

II. Words, words, words – how to find them
7. Strategies for collecting material
a) Source-language texts of the subject
b) Source-language monolingual dictionaries and glossaries
c) Bilingual dictionaries
d) Resources on the internet
8. Strategies for establishing equivalence
a) Parallel texts
b) Bilingual dictionaries
c) Resources on the internet
9. Aiming at completeness: resources
10. Other included content
Phonetics – particularities for this dictionary

III. Typesetting
11. Typographical aspects
12. Latex (with WinEdt)

IV. Surprise (Physics 101?)

Speaker:
Attila Piróth (France)

Bio: Attila Piróth holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MSc in scientific translation. He made the choice between the two careers when he had the opportunity to translate some of Einstein’s original articles. In 2007, Attila passed the American Translators Association certification exam, which boosted his freelance career. In the same year he set up the Solidarités translation team with the twin aim of providing linguistic aid to a humanitarian organization and of creating a unique working environment in which translators can network around worthy projects. In 2009 he started mentoring new translators, and in 2010 he joined IAPTI to promote ethical business practices in the translation and interpreting sectors. Attila has given workshops and conference talks in 12 countries.

Web site: http://www.pirothattila.com/about.php#Feedback
ProZ.com member: Attila Piróth


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