LINGUIST List 12.299

Mon Feb 5 2001

Qs: Term Complexity Standard, 19th Cent Taboo Words

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  1. Allen C. Browne (A Harmless Drudge), Standard Measures of Term Complexity
  2. anne dykstra, taboo words

Message 1: Standard Measures of Term Complexity

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 09:10:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Allen C. Browne (A Harmless Drudge) <brownenlm.nih.gov>
Subject: Standard Measures of Term Complexity



Subject: Standard Measures of Term Complexity

Has anyone done research on standard measures for determining term
complexity? We'd like to compare terminology from technical domains
(LSP) with those of different technical domains and LGP.

There seems to be work on readability and complexity, most of which
include word complexity, but we've not found anything on term
complexity. From our perspective, there are probably at least two
components that should be accounted for: lexical (length in chars,
morphemes, number of words and/or syllables) and semantic (frequency,
familiarity, and such like).

We'd appreciate any references you can find. Thanks!

Tony Tse 

tsenlm.nih.gov
National Library of Medicine
Cognitive Science Branch
Bethesda MD.

and 

brownenlm.nih.gov
Allen Browne
National Library of Medicine
Cognitive Science Branch
Bethesda MD.
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Message 2: taboo words

Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 14:36:56 +0100
From: anne dykstra <adykstrachello.nl>
Subject: taboo words





Hi,

I'm looking for articles/books on taboo words in 19th century
Dutch/German/English dictionaries. Other literature on taboo words in
dictionaries is appreciated too.

Best wishes,
Anne Dykstra
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