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A Study on the Scientific Issues of Vocabulary Selection and Compilation in Traditional Chinese Medicine Textbooks
University of International Business and Economics, China
The biggest difference between Chinese for special purpose and Chinese for general purpose lies in vocabularies. At present, there is little research on the scientific selection and compilation of vocabularies in TCM Chinese textbooks. Through the statistical analysis of authoritative in terms of vocabulary size, professional vocabulary allocation, vocabulary repetition and vocabulary interpretation, we found that there are deviations in vocabulary size in different levels and types of textbooks; the proportion of professional vocabulary in TCM is uneven; the repetition rate of new words is low; the way of lexical interpretation is simple and the difficulty of interpretation is high. Therefore, the research on the definition and configuration of Chinese vocabulary in TCM should be strengthened. Improving the repetition rate of new words within the scientific standard is necessary. The explanation model of new words should be changed.
Chinese vocabulary in traditional Chinese medicine, professional vocabulary allocation, vocabulary repetition, vocabulary interpretation