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Title: Handbook of Terminology Management: Volume 1: Basic Aspects of Terminology Management
Written By: Gerhard Budin
Sue-Ellen Wright
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This unique work is designed to meet the practical needs of terminologists, translators, lexicographers, subject specialists (e.g., engineers, medical professionals, etc.), standardizers and others who have to solve terminological problems in their daily work. In more than 700 pages, the Handbook brings together contributions from approximately 50 expert authorities in the field. The Handbook covers a broad range of topics integrated from an international perspective and treats such fundamental issues as: - practical methods of terminology management - types and applications of terminology management creation and use of terminological tools (terminology databases, on-line dictionaries, etc.) - terminological applications in: - technical writing, translation and information management - natural language processing - language planning and legal, ethical concerns - terminology training. The high level of expertise provided by the contributors, combined with the wide range of perspectives they represent, results in a thorough coverage of all facets of a burgeoning field. The lay-out of the Handbook is specially designed for quick and for cross reference, with hypertext and an extensive index.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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