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date: 17 July 2019

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The main characteristics of bilingual dictionaries are identified and described. The history and development of this genre of dictionary is sketched and analysed. Current issues confronting this kind of dictionary are identified. After briefly describing the origin of bilingual dictionaries, this chapter focuses on the four major functions of these dictionaries as well as on the significant changes bilingual lexicography has undergone over the last twenty years. It also describes some of the hot topics that are currently debated in lexicography circles today.

Keywords: bilingual dictionaries, bilingualized dictionaries, history of lexicography, history of bilingual dictionaries, features of bilingual dictionaries

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