The Compilation of the Shona - English Biomedical Dictionary: Problems and Challenges
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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.
Additional Citation InformationMpofu, Nomalanga. "The Compilation of the Shona - English Biomedical Dictionary." Lexikos 15(AFRILEX-reeks/series 15:2005):117-131.
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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