Terminology in everyday life by Marcel Thelen, Frieda Steurs

By Marcel Thelen, Frieda Steurs

Terminology in daily Life includes a number of clean and engaging articles by means of renowned students and practitioners within the box of terminology in accordance with papers provided at a global terminology congress at the impression of terminology on way of life. the quantity brings jointly thought and perform of terminology and offers with such matters because the starting to be impact of ecu English on terminology, terminology on call for, constructing a countrywide terminological infrastructure, the relevance of frames and contextual info for terminology, and standardisation via automatic time period extraction and modifying instruments. The ebook desires to reveal that terminology is of daily value and is of curiosity to every person drawn to the idea and perform of terminology, from terminologists to laptop experts to teachers and scholars.

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The importance of translation in term-creation at EU-level is also underlined by the participants taking part in the process. Whilst, for primary terms, the process of conceptual thinking and designation is carried out by politicians, experts and civil servants (depending on the stage of decision-making), secondary terms are created by the translators/terminologists in the EU institutions. As a result, although the approach still has to be onomasiological (starting from the concept), the choice is already influenced by the presence of a primary term and by the fact that the term has to be translated.

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Another challenge the translator may face is when the professional community at national level starts using a term long before a document is to be translated. It becomes even more difficult if there is no consensus on a specific term in the target language. Secondary term formation at national level usually takes place within the professional community among experts who have the time to discuss the integration of a foreign term into the national conceptual and linguistic system. If this has not yet been achieved, the translator has to produce a term – and usually within a very short period of time.

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