1 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Center for Leksikografi, Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Lexicografía de aprendizaje
Until now, there has been no general theory of learner's dictionaries. This article takes steps towards such a theory based on the idea that lexicography is an independent discipline that needs to develop its own concepts, methods and partial theories. In this perspective, it presents first a proposal for a general definition of a learner's dictionary and then discusses the relation which from the point of view of lexicography exists between linguistic capacity, linguistic knowledge and communication. Finally, it presents a typologization of the potential users of a learner's dictionary based on their foreign language level and the different extra-lexicographic situation where they may have needs that can be resolved by means of dictionary consultation.