The Challenges of Creating a Bilingual (English-Italian) E-Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology

  •  Daniele Franceschi    


The aim of this paper is twofold. It firstly intends to provide an overview of the existing bilingual English-Italian dictionaries of sports and games terminology, in order to illustrate their main features and consider how this area of ESP (English for Special Purposes) lexicography may be improved. In the second part, a hypothetical e-dictionary entry is presented, taking as an example the lemma padel, indicating a new discipline that has become very popular in the past few years. The advantages of using online multimodal and multimedial dictionaries are discussed, while also making reference to the challenges of creating them: on the one hand, they make it possible to incorporate a plethora of information also via external hyperlinks, which makes them more dynamic resources with an encyclopedic character, but on the other hand it is necessary to constantly update dictionaries as hyperlinks ‘age’ over time and new disciplines appear. The inclusion of authentic material may also be problematic due to copyright reasons.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
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