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Spanish - Monolingual
Diccionario de uso del Español, by Maria Moliner, now on CD-ROM for Windows. ISBN 84-249-1808-8. From i.b.d. for $165. 800-343-3531.

English - Monolingual
Dictionary of Information Technology, 2nd edition (paperback) 1996, 383 pp. Peter Collin Publishing. ISBN 0-948549-88-2.
Reviewed by John Cummins in the ITI Bulletin of 2/97. Mostly covers computers, software, modems, etc., but also video, radio, TV and film terms. Basically for the non-specialist.

Mathematics - Polyglot
Langenscheidts Fachwörterbuch Mathematik Englisch/Deutsch/Französisch/Russisch by Günther Eisenreich and Ralf Sube. 4th edition, 1996. 1458 pp. DM248. ISBN 3-86117-074-4. Basically a reprint of the extremely useful 1982 edition. Reviewed by Derek Murphy in the ITI Bulletin of 2/97.

German - Monolingual
Die deutsche Rechtschreibung, the 21st edition of Volume 1 of Der Duden in 12 Bänden, issued to provide post-reform guidance. Spelling, capitalization, syllabification and rule changes are noted in red. Very user-friendly. Also available in CD-ROM version for Windows and online at Reviewed by Lois Feurle in the Gotham Translator of 1/97 and the Spring '97 CATI Quarterly.

Another review of Morry Sofer's The Translator's Handbook appeared in Notis News of March/April 1997, pointing out its good and bad points.

New Handbook of Terminology Management, compiled by Sue Ellen Wright and Gerhard Budin. 350 page reference work designed for practical applications and management of terminology in different disciplines.
For further information, please visit and search for Terminology.

French - Monolingual
Larousse Multimedia Encyclopédique. CD-ROM Windows/Macintosh. 72,000 entries, 3,500 photos and illustrations, atlas plus 270 individual maps, 40 dioramas, 18 video sequences. $169.95.

Larousse CD-ROM de la langue française (LA4101). $115.95.

Larousse CD-ROM bilingue de la langue anglaise. $115.95.

Dictionnaire Hachette Multimedia. CD-ROM. $189.95.

L'Encyclopédie Bordas Multimedia. 10 printed volumes plus CD-ROM containing all 10 volumes. $1995.00.

Le Robert Electronique. CD-ROM. Access to all 9 volumes of Le Grand Robert. Definitions, etymological roots, synonyms, antonyms, 160,000 quotes, analogical references. $1100.

Hachette Axis. CD-ROM. After 7 years of work, 700 writers at Hachette have created an exceptional encyclopedia in 2 formats: 6 volumes of "Le Dictionnaire Encyclopédique," 10 volumes of "Les Dossiers," 1 atlas volume and a thematic index. Topics may be studied briefly or in depth. $1295.

Hugo Plus for DOS, Windows or Macintosh. Compatible with WordPerfect, MS Word, Works and MacWrite. A powerful tool containing a spell checker, grammar checker and verb conjugator, all accessible in English or French. $99.
Continental Book Company (303) 289-1761.

Legal Bibliography for Translators

By Sharlee Merner Bradley

Legal Bibliography for Translators EN, ES, FR.

    1. Unannotated list from Internet

      Cabanellas de las Cuevas, Guillermo, and Eleanor C. Hoague, Diccionario Jurídico / Law Dictionary
      ES Editorial Heliasta SRL, Buenos Aires, also published in the US by a different house.

      Dahl's Diccionario jurídico ES Buffalo, NY: W.S. Hein, 1992.

      Dictionary of legal terms: Spanish-English, English-Spanish
      ES-EN, EN-ES Baton Rouge, LA: Jura Division, Lawrence Pub. Co., 1992.

      Dictionary of legal terms: Spanish-English and English-Spanish
      ES-EN, EN-ES Mexico: Editorial Limusa, 1992.

      Mazzuco, Patricia Olga, and Alejandra Hebe Maranghello Diccionario Bilingue de Terminología Jurídica
      ES-EN Abeledo-Perrot, Editor. Argentina. (It is separated into several sections: Accounting Law, Maritime Law, Lawof Procedure, Contract Law, and so on. It has also a very useful section of translator's notes (in Spanish). Some entries have synonyms and examples.

    2. Unannotated list from other source

      West's Law and Commercial Dictionary in Five Languages Cornu.

      Vocabulaire juridique FR Dallos.

      Droit des Etats-Unis FR Dallos.

      Droit commercial FR Dallos.

      La justice et ses institutions FR

    3. Personal list of references I use

      Black's Law Dictionary
      EN St. Paul, Minn. West Publishing Co.1990. The standard for American law.

      Steven H. Gifis Law Dictionary
      EN New York: Barron's Educational Series, 1984. Small volume with very legible print. Includes some business terms. Handy supplement to Black's.

      J. Baleyte et al. Navarre's Dictionnaire Economique et Juridique
      FR-EN-FR Paris: Editions Juridiques Associées, 1992. Updated, incomplete, British English, but still useful.

      J. E. Mansion et al. Grand Harrap: Dictionnaire
      FR-EN-FR London: Harrap, 1982. 4-volume dictionary is good for legal terms, but uses British English mainly.

      Louis A. Robb Diccionario de Términos Legales
      ES-EN-ES Mexico: Editorial Limusa, 1980. Updated by others. Still useful.

      George N. Vanson and Marilyn R. Frankenthaler Spanish-English Legal Terminology
      ES-EN-ES Cincinnati: South-Western Publishing Co., 1982. Designed for interpreters, but full of basic information.

      Frank Almeida & Sophia Zahler Glossary of Civil Law Terms including Family Law, Personal Injury/Workers Compensation
      EN-ES Los Angeles: California Court Interpreters Association, 1978.

      Frank Almeida & Sophia Zahler Los Angeles Superior Court Interpreters Manual
      EN-ES Los Angeles Superior Court, 1981. Full of EN-ES glossaries for criminal justice.

      Virginia Benmaman et al. Bilingual Dictionary of Criminal Justice Terms
      EN-ES New York: Gould Publications, 1991. Loose-leaf format. Space for annotations.

      Código Federal de Procedimientos penales (México)
      ES Naucalpan, Mexico: Ediciones Delma, 1990.

      Marilyn Frankenthaler Técnicas para el personal bilingüe en el área legal
      ES-EN-ES Palo Alto: South-Western Publishing Co., 1982. Sample documents in Eng. and Sp. Excellent.

      Eta Trabing Manual for Judicial Interpreters
      EN-ES-EN Includes documents in Eng. and Sp. and glossary.

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