1 Center for Leksikografi, Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
The functional transformation of lexicographic tools for tourists
The purpose of this article is to describe the potential of a new combination of functions in lexicographic tools for tourists. So far lexicography has focused on the communicative information needs of tourists, i.e. helping tourists decide what to say in a number of specific tourist situations, in othe words communicative functions. However, this kind of help should not stand alone. It is argued that tourists also have experiential information needs that are lexicographically relevant. These needs can be satisfied by lexicographic tools that help tourists decide what to do in various specific tourist situations, wherever and whenever needed. It is demonstrated how this type of objective knowledge, which is conventionally represented in tourist guides and on tourist web sites, could benefit from being arranged in a lexicographic design.
Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice: In Honour of Henning Bergenholtz, 2009, p. 103-122