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Title: Contrastive Analysis of English and Polish Surveying Terminology
Written By: Ewelina Anna Kwiatek

This book is the study of surveying terminology, which may be considered as an under-researched area when compared to legal, medical or business terminologies, focusing on English and Polish. It examines differences between terms and concepts in the two languages. The purpose of the book is three-fold: firstly, to investigate how surveying terms are created and how they are named in English and Polish, secondly, to analyse concept systems of the two languages with respect to surveying terminology, and thirdly, to indicate the areas of surveying in which terminological and conceptual differences occur, the factors that trigger them and translation strategies which are used to solve them. The book offers a systematic, corpus-based approach to terminology. Data for analyses come from the English and Polish surveying corpora compiled specifically for this project. The author of the book attempts to provide a wide picture of surveying terminology by looking at problems that diversified groups of users may identify. The book is directed towards terminologists and lexicographers, for whom it provides a set of guidelines on how to enrich the content of surveying dictionaries, translators and technical writers, who may find information on how to deal with conceptual mismatches, and to specialists in the surveying field, who are interested in finding equivalents for problematic terms.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443844101
ISBN-13: 9781443844109
Pages: 360
Prices: U.K. £ 49.99
U.S. $ 74.99