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Mon Jul 04 2005
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Message 1: Terminology
From: Marie-Claude L'Homme <mc.lhommeumontreal.ca>
Full Title: Terminology
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2005
The Processing of Terms in Dictionaries: New models and techniques -
Special Issue of Terminology 12(2)
Terminological work has changed in a number of ways frequently reported in
Terminology (design of ontologies, relationships between knowledge
engineering and terminology, computational terminology). One of the
applications that has evolved considerably but that has not received all
the attention it deserves is that of the processing of terms in dictionaries.
Both lexicography and terminology have undergone methodological changes
during the past decades and some of these changes have challenged the
traditional dividing line between the disciplines. Even though the units
they take into account differ (lexicography aims at providing descriptions
for lexical units while terminology focuses on terms), both disciplines
rely heavily on electronic corpora to gather evidence on the units that
will appear in dictionaries and on different computer tools to collect
information on these units. They also both turn to new formal theoretical
models to account for subtle semantic distinctions or semantic
relationships (paradigmatic or syntagmatic) in dictionaries. We can cite
the Generative Lexicon (Pustejovsky 1995), Semantic Frames (Fillmore et al.
2001) and the Combinatorial Explanatory Lexicology (Mel'cuk et al.
1984-1999). Finally, terminological and lexicographical resources are
increasingly used in natural language processing (NLP) applications.
However, contrary to lexicography, in terminology, these changes have had a
profound impact on the way we view the discipline as a whole and its
We invite contributions that will address a specific issue related to
specialized dictionary making. Special attention will be given to work
aiming at compiling specialized dictionaries and providing answers to the
theoretical issues that arise during dictionary making.
Contributions should be original and unpublished in-depth articles dealing
with one of the following topics (non-exhaustive) :
· Methodological changes that have occurred in terminology;
· Definition of the term or terminological unit;
· Theoretical or formal models proposed to described terms;
· Conceptual versus semantic approaches to the description of terms;
· Interactions between modern lexicography and terminology;
· Use of lexicological theoretical frameworks in dictionary making;
· Incorporation of complex lexical relationships in specialized dictionaries;
· Innovative specialized dictionary compilation (e.g., specialized
· Comparative studies of specialized and general dictionaries;
· Computer techniques used in the compilation of dictionaries.
Papers should be written with Word and comprise between 20-30 pages. More
information on formatting requirements can be found on the John Benjamins
website (www.benjamins.com). English is preferred but submissions in
French, Spanish and German will be considered.
Please send submissions to Marie-Claude L'Homme: mc.lhommeumontreal.ca
Each issue of Terminology contains six articles.
15 October 2005: Deadline for submissions
15 December 2005: Notification to authors
15 February 2006: Final versions sent to the editor
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