Towards New Ways of Terminology Description: The by Rita Temmerman

By Rita Temmerman

In keeping with an empirical examine of categorisation and lexicalisation strategies in a corpus of medical courses at the lifestyles sciences, Rita Temmerman questions the validity of conventional terminology concept. Her findings are that the normal technique impedes a realistic and life like description of a big variety of different types and phrases. encouraged via the cognitive sciences, she develops another. the most ideas of this new idea suggest: a mixed semasiological and onomasiological standpoint; in basic terms few different types will be basically delineated; shape and content material of definitions range based on classification kinds and user's requisites; synonymy and polysemy are sensible in precise language and a diachronic procedure is unavoidable. This final precept implies the various value of ancient details in definitions, the non-arbitrariness of lexicalisation and the significance of cognitive models.
In a final bankruptcy the writer indicates how the tools and ideas of the choice process are appropriate in terminography and the way this is often going to influence software program for terminological database construction.
This publication can be necessary for experts in terminology idea, practicing terminographers and for anyone drawn to precise language, cognitive versions and prototype thought.

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In the texts we investigated we equally found information about the diachronic development of terms and their understanding. Moreover we were able to assess the impact of cognitive models on metaphorical thinking (see Chapter 5). 7 Kyo Kageura Kageura takes issue with the claim of traditional Terminology that it is a discipline separate from linguistics. He concedes that “the emphasis on ‘concepts’ repeated by those who claim the independence of terminology seems inherently right, because meaning is frequently understood as a property of the language system” (Kageura 1995: 253).

By raising principles to the level of facts, it converts wishes into reality. It takes univocity to be desirable, but univocity is not a fact, rather polysemy and synonymy are facts. The one concept-one term situation is not a principle which is underpinned by scientific research. It is axiomatically taken to be the case. 2). 1 gives a summary of the main principles of traditional Terminology and the evidence one is confronted with when studying terminology in special language. 16 TOWARDS NEW WAYS OF TERMINOLOGY DESCRIPTION Principles of traditional Terminology Our observations concerning the terminology of special language First principle: Terminology starts from the concept without considering language.

Thirdly, she questions whether Terminology can optimise special language communication by promoting unambiguous communication and points out that alternatively the diversity and the possibilities for creativity and imagination in scientific research and thinking might become the object of study. 2 and Chapter 3), and the exploration of the diversity of and the possibilities for creative thinking in scientific research and how and to what extend creative thinking is made possible because of language and how this is reflected in scientific terminology (see Chapter 5).

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