Splitting Hairs: Designing Corpus-Driven Hairstyling Glossary Entries for a Diverse Audience

  •  Sara Gesuato    
  •  Erik Castello    
  •  Viviana Gaballo    


This paper illustrates a bilingual corpus-driven term extraction and description procedure (Bowker & Pearson, 2002) in the popular field of hairdressing. We present examples of term entries (fringe, texture, to wear) derived from ad-hoc corpora compiled on the SketchEngine platform (about 200,000 words total), focusing on translation equivalents and phraseologies. We also consider the advantages of such lexical explorations vis-à-vis the information available in professional publications. We finally present a proposal for the identification and design of terminological entries in a multimodal glossary, which should be comprehensive in content and adaptable to the needs of native and non-native speakers, professionals and laypeople.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
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