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Terminology: A Practical Approach

Contents

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS TERMINOLOGY?

Introduction
Beginnings of Modern Terminology
Definition of Terminology
Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 2: THE SITUATION IN TERMINOLOGY

Introduction
Situation and Living Language
Situation and View of Reality
Comparative Terminology
Situation and Usage
Situation and Users
Situation and Work Method
Situation and Standardization
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 3 (Shirley Ledrew):TERMINOLOGY, SEMANTICS AND LEXICOGRAPHY

Introduction
Terminology and Semantics
Terminology and Lexicography
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 4: TERM AND CONCEPT

Introduction
Signifier and Signified
What is a Term?
Concept
Specificity to Subject Field
Object
Relationship between Term and Concept
Classification of Concepts
Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 5: TERM RESEARCH

Introduction
Advantages of Term Research
Steps in Term Research
Why Consult General Works, then Specialized?
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 6: SUBJECT-FIELD RESEARCH

Introduction
Stages of Subject-Field Research
Conclusion
EXERCISE

CHAPTER 7: TERMINOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

Introduction
Identification of Terms
Contextual Analysis
Conclusion
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 8: SAMPLE TERMINOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

Introduction
Detection of Terms
Selection of Contexts

CHAPTER 9: COMPARATIVE TERMINOLOGY

Introduction
Full Equivalence
Partial Equivalence
Usage Labels
Limitations of Partial Equivalence
Textual Match: The Key to Determining Equivalence of Concepts
Conclusion
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 10: TERMINOLOGY RECORDS

Introduction
Definition of Terminology Record
Format
Content
Processing Terminology Records
Conclusion
APPENDIX
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 11: DEFINITIONS IN TERMINOLOGY

Introduction
Rules of Definition
Methods of Definition
Construction of Definitions
Good Defining Practices
Information for a Definition
Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 12: SYNONYMY

Typology of Synonyms
Establishing Synonymy
Studies of Synonyms
Short Sample Studies
Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 13: TERM FORMATION

Introduction
Characteristics of Contemporary English Term Formation
Reasons for Creating Terms
Processes of English Term Formation
General Rules of Term Formation
Who Forms Terms?
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 14 (Catherine A. Bowman): STANDARDIZATION

What are Technical Standards?
Scope of Technical Standards
Consensus
Standards in the Field of Terminology
Linguistic Standardization
Who Standardizes Terminology?
Which Terms Need to be Standardized?
Dissemination of Standardized Terms
Terminology Standardization Process
Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 15 (Catherine A. Bowman): DOCUMENTATION

Introduction
Documentation and Terminology
Documentation and Usage
Available Resources
Evaluating Documentation
Terminology Reference Library
Documentalist
Corpus
Evaluating References
Useful Addresses
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

CHAPTER 16 (Andy Lauriston): TERMINOLOGY AND THE COMPUTER

Introduction
Term Banks
Terminology File Management Systems
Terminology Files and Machine-Aided Translation
Machine-Aided Terminological Research
TERMINO–A More Promising Approach
A Proviso or Two
BIBLIOGRAPHY
EXERCISES

INDEX

 

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