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|Full Title:||Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English|
|Start Date:||29-Aug-2014 - 02-Sep-2014|
|Contact:||Pius ten Hacken|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English
Seminar at the 12th ESSE Conference, 29 August- 2 September 2014, Košice
Pius ten Hacken, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Renáta Panocová, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
As a side effect of the rapid progress in medical research and of the
emergence of new medical conditions, medicine is a domain where new
concepts have to be named more frequently than in many other domains.
Because of the prominent position of English in medical research, most of
these concepts are first named in English. This seminar will consider
naming strategies used for these concepts from the perspectives of how
transparent the resulting names are for practitioners and the general
public and how they create problems for translation into other languages.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Lexicography; Morphology; Translation|
| This is a session of the following meeting:
12th ESSE Conference
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