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The International Journal of Localisation

Localisation Focus–The International Journal of Localisation provides a forum for localisation professionals and researchers to discuss and present their localisation-related work, covering all aspects of this multi-disciplinary field, including software engineering and HCI, tools and technology development, cultural aspects, translation studies, human language technologies (including machine and machine assisted translation), project management, workflow and process automation, education and training, and details of new developments in the localisation industry. Proposed contributions are peer-reviewed thereby ensuring a high standard of published material. Localisation Focus–The International Journal of Localisation is distributed worldwide to libraries and localisation professionals, including engineers, managers, trainers, linguists, researchers and students. Indexed on a number of databases, this journal affords contributors increased recognition for their work. Localisation-related articles, book reviews, perspectives, insights and correspondence are all welcome.

Web Genres in Localisation: A Spanish Corpus Study

Volume 6 Issue 1


Author: Miguel A. Jiménez


Web site localisation, a process that was developed adapting procedures that were already established for software localisation, has grown exponentially during recent years. According to the localisation industry the goal of this process is to produce websites that are received as if "it was originally developed in the target country". Nevertheless, the industry has not yet fully researched which characteristics, conventions or language have been developed and established in each locale. Corporate websites were selected for this study since they are the most conventionalised web genre according to digital genre research, and therefore could show some aspects that have been distinctively conventionalised in the various locales.

Keywords: localisation of websites, genre, hypertext structure, web site comparative studies

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