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Journal Title: Terminology
Volume/Issue:   18/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 147pp.

Table of Contents


Verb dynamics
Miriam Buendía Castro

Barriers to technical terms in translation: Borrowings or neologisms
M. Reza Talebinejad, Hossein Vahid Dastjerdi and Ra'na Mahmoodi

Automatic taxonomy extraction for specialized domains using distributional semantics
Rogelio Nazar, Jorge Vivaldi and Leo Wanner

Identifying term candidates through adjective–noun constructions in English
Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt

Concepts for monofunctional accounting dictionaries
Henning Bergenholtz

Book reviews

Berry, Roger. 2010. Terminology in English Language Teaching. Nature and Use
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Briu, Jean-Jacques (éd.). 2011. Terminologie (I) : analyser des termes et des concepts
Compte rendu par Pascaline Dury

Alexiev, Boyan. 2011. Knowledge-Oriented Terminography
Reviewed by José Manuel Ureña Gómez-Moreno

Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A. and Henning Bergenholtz. eds. 2011. E-Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography
Reviewed by Koen Kerremans

Hirsh, David. 2010. Academic Vocabulary in Context
Reviewed by Patrick Drouin

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Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Danish
Persian, Iranian
LL Issue: 23.4115