1 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Center for Leksikografi, Department of Management - Nobelparken, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 School of Communication and Culture - English Business Communication, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University4 School of Communication and Culture - English Business Communication, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
Monolingual accounting dictionaries are important for producing financial reporting texts in English in an international setting, because of the lack of specialised bilingual dictionaries. As the intended user groups have different factual and linguistic competences, they require specific types of information. By identifying and analysing the users' factual and linguistic competences, user needs, use-situations and the stages involved in producing accounting texts in English as a foreign language, lexicographers will have a sound basis for designing the optimal English accounting dictionary for EFL text production. The monolingual accounting dictionary needs to include information about UK, US and international accounting terms, their grammatical properties, their potential for being combined with other words in collocations, phrases and sentences in order to meet user requirements. Data items that deal with these aspects are necessary for the international user group as they produce subject-field specific and register-specific texts in a foreign language, and the data items are relevant for the various stages in text production: draft writing, copyediting, stylistic editing and proofreading.
Lexicography: Changing Landscape, 2009, p. 173-198