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LINGUIST List 17.1090

Tue Apr 11 2006

Qs: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages

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        1.    José Álvarez, Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages


Message 1: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages
Date: 11-Apr-2006
From: José Álvarez <jalvarcantv.net>
Subject: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages


I will be involved in a project aimed at developing basic scientific
terminology in Amerindian languages of Venezuela for use in primary and
secondary schools. I am looking for references and other sources about the
process of lexicon development. I have conducted fruitless searches in the
WWW. I am fully aware that an understanding of the structure of the
language is crucial for creating new terms (for example, derivational
morphology and compounding), but I need something like general guidelines,
theory of lexicon creation, and information about current and past projects
in this area. Thank you.

José Álvarez
jalvarcantv.net
Universidad del Zulia
Maracaibo, Venezuela

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Lexicography


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