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The Compilation of the Shona - English Biomedical Dictionary: Problems and Challenges

Mpofu, Nomalanga (2005) The Compilation of the Shona - English Biomedical Dictionary: Problems and Challenges.

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Abstract

This article is a compilation of two papers presented by the authors at the Eighth International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography, organised by the Department of Germanic and Romance Languages, University of Namibia, Windhoek, 7-9 July 2003,The bilingual Shona-English dictionary of biomedical terms, Duramazwi reUrapi neUtano, was compiled with the aim of improving the efficiency of communication between doctor and patient. The dictionary is composed of terms from both modern and traditional medicinal practices. The article seeks tolook at the methods of production of the dictionary, the presentation ot entries in the dictionary and the problems and challenges encountered in the compilation proc- ess, namely, developing Shona medical terminology in the cultural context and especially the as- pect of equivalence between English and Shona biomedical terms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomedical,synonyms,cross-references,idioms,circumlocution,standardisation,communication
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > University of Zimbabwe
Depositing User: Mr. Evans Katiyo
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 15:33
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2015 15:33
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/670

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