This paper discusses the relationship between lexicographical information and LSP (language for special purposes) norms, in particular, the presence of terminological and semantic norms in dictionaries. At present, more technical vocabulary than ever is being taken over by the standard language and as a result these words and phrases have to be incorporated into standard dictionaries, as well. There are interrelations and partial overlaps between the general language norms and the LSP norms. A number of terms and their meanings were studied from the point of view of LSP norms in general dictionaries and in LSP dictionaries, both monolingual and bilingual ones. The results of these studies clearly show that dictionaries often do not conform to LSP norms. To illustrate this point, the present paper analyses some terms and their meanings given in Hungarian bilingual and monolingual dictionaries.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.