The specialized vocabulary of modern patent language: Semantic associations in patent lexis

Darren Hsin Hung Lin, Shelley Ching-yu Hsieh

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the language of patents, as a contribution to the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). While there work appears to fill a niche in the ESP field (and particularly in the English for Occupational Legal Purposes), the present study insists that statistical approach is necessary for compiling patent technical word list for ESP. Since research studies on word associations of patent lexis have been relatively scarce, this paper reports the technique to select appropriate words from high frequency words is required for modern patent language. The research content and statistical investigations building up a patent technical word list which helps learners of modern patent language expand the vocabulary size for a better understanding of patent writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACLIC 24 - Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
Pages417-424
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 24 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2010 Nov 42010 Nov 7

Publication series

NamePACLIC 24 - Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

Other

Other24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 24
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period10-11-0410-11-07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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