PLD Sessions at ATA56: Fernanda Silva


We’re back with a new post containing information about PLD members who shared their knowledge with attendees at the ATA 56th Annual Conference this year. Today we’d like to share the slides used by aviation language specialist Fernanda Silva during her session: “ANACpedia: Online Dictionaries for Aviation Terminology in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.”


ANACpedia, composed of Portuguese, English, and Spanish dictionaries, is designed to make aviation terminology available. The use of systems to analyze term concordance, frequency of occurrence, and representative corpus will be discussed. The establishment of conceptual relationships, the selection of textual proofs, and the development of an English>Spanish dictionary and a database composed of acronyms in Portuguese will also be covered.

Slides in PDF:
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About the Speaker:
Fernanda Silva is a public employee at the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority. She has a master’s degree in applied linguistics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has been certified as an aviation English trainer and rater by the Federal Aviation Academy. She has helped develop English aviation exams and to design basic and intermediate aviation courses in English for airline and helicopter pilots and for employees at the Civil Aviation Authority. She has coordinated the work on aviation English<>Portuguese dictionaries.

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