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Title: Modern Approaches to Terminological Theories and Applications
Edited By: Heribert Picht
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vLang=E&vID=11156
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 36

This volume comprises contributions originally presented at the 15th
European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes held at the University
of Bergamo on 29 August - 2 September 2005. The volume is divided into four
parts: Approaches to Terminological Theories; Terms in Discourse; Knowledge
Elicitation, Ordering and Management; Term Extraction and Terminographical

The research presented in the various contributions to this volume clearly
indicates that terminology as an inter- and transdisciplinary field of
knowledge is firmly developing its theoretical foundations and practical
applications in accordance with and within the framework of its overall
goal: to ensure and to augment the quality of communication with
professional content.


- Heribert Picht: Preface
- Serguey D. Shelov/Vladimir M. Leitchik: Terminology Science in Russia:
Social Needs and Object Content
- Larissa Alexeeva/Valentina Novodranova: A Cognitive Approach to Terminology
- Nina Pilke/Birthe Toft: The Theoretical Foundations of the Nordic
Approach to Terminology
- Marie-Claude L'Homme: A Look at some Canadian Contributions to Terminology
- Rute Costa: Plurality of Theoretical Approaches to Terminology
- Gerhard Budin: Terminology Studies in the German-Speaking Communities
- Margaret Rogers/Sue Ellen Wright: Approaches to Terminological Theories:
The Anglo-Saxon Approach – Bassey E. Antia/Richard Kamai: African Issues in
Terminology: An Educational Perspective
- Elizabeth Schlomann Lowe/Sue Ellen Wright: The Life and Works of Alfred
Schlomann: Terminology Theory and Globalization
- Christer Laurén/Heribert Picht: Approaches to Terminological Theories: A
Comparative Study of the State-of-the-Art
- Maria Giovanna Nigro: The Language of Tourism as LSP - A Corpus-Based
Study of the Discourse of Guidebooks
- Jan Roald : Polylexicalité : Examen structurel à la lumière du discours
- Bettina Mottura: The Changing Terminology of Chinese Public Administration
- Walther v. Hahn: Merging Computer-Readable Heterogeneous Terminological
Material: The ManageLex Tool
- Christer Laurén: An Expert System: Guessing and Entertaining when Solving
a Problem
- Elizabeth Marshman/Marie-Claude L'Homme: Disambiguating Lexical Markers
of Cause and Effect Using Actantial Structures and Actant Classes
- Niina Nissilä: Concept Systems in the Balance Sheet
- Ana María Monterde Rey: "Genesis": Programa Informático Dirigido a
Estudiantes de Terminología para la Generación de Sistemas de Conceptos
- Cristina Valentini: Sviluppo di Risorse Documentali e Terminologiche per
la Didattica dei Linguaggi Specialistici: Il Sito Terminologico ITSHEwb
- Magnar Brekke: Domain-Focal Terms and the Lexical Delimitation of Subdomains
- Patrick Drouin: Termhood: Quantifying the Relevance of a Candidate Term
- Nina Pilke: Terminological Equivalence in Parallel Texts
- Natascia Ralli/Isabella Ties: Corpora e Terminologia: Applicazioni
Pratiche in Bistro.

The Editor:

Heribert Picht was until 2005 Professor of Terminology, LSP and Knowledge
Representation at Copenhagen Business School and the Norwegian School of
Economics in Bergen. His research work and publications are related to
terminology theory, applied terminology, knowledge representation,
semiotics related to terminology and terminology didactics. His most recent
publications are "La representación de objetos y conceptos" (2002), "The
Concept in Terminology. A Unit of Thought, Knowledge or Cognition?" (2003),
"Überlegungen zum Gegenstand und zum Begriff in der Terminologie" (2004).

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039111566
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 440
Prices: U.K. £ 43.80
U.S. $ 74.95
Europe EURO 62.50