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Título:Theoretical Perspectives on Terminology
Subtítulo:Explaining terms, concepts and specialized knowledge
Autores/as:Faber, Pamela; L'Homme, Marie-Claude
Año de publicación:2022
Lugar de edición:Amsterdam
Editorial:John Benjamins

The aim of this volume is to provide an overview of different theoretical perspectives on Terminology, from Wüster to other initiatives that have emerged since the beginning of the 1990s. The volume also covers important topics which have significantly influenced Terminology and its evolution. These include variation, multidimensionality, conceptual relations, and equivalence, among others. The twenty-two chapters of the volume, all written by acknowledged experts in the field, explore the questions that different approaches seek to answer. They also describe the theoretical and methodological principles that were devised over the years to characterize, analyze, and represent terminological data. The semi-chronological, semi-thematic organization of chapters not only provides readers with a clear vision of the evolution of ideas in Terminology, but also gives them an understanding as to why some of these ideas were initially challenged. In addition to being accessible to readers unfamiliar with the basic theoretical principles in the field, the chapters provide a showcase of current research in the field, the challenges looming on the horizon, and finally future directions in terminological research. By bringing together work that is often disseminated in different forums and written in different languages, this volume provides a unique opportunity to look at how different theoretical approaches to Terminology offer complementary perspectives on terms, concepts and specialized knowledge, and help to further a better understanding of the complex phenomena that terminologists must successfully deal with in their work

Temática:Lexicografía, Lexicología, Terminología

Theoretical perspectives on Terminology: An introduction

Pamela Faber and Marie-Claude L’Homme 


Part 1. General Theory of Terminology (and beyond)


Chapter 1. The reception of Wüster’s General Theory of Terminology

John Humbley


Chapter 2. General principles of Wüster’s General Theory of Terminology

Danielle Candel 


Part 2. Knowledge-based Terminology


Chapter 3. Conceptual relations: From the General Theory of Terminology to knowledge bases

Anita Nuopponen 


Chapter 4. Terminology and standards

Sue Ellen Wright 


Chapter 5. Concept management for Terminology: A Knowledge Engineering approach

Ingrid Meyer 


Chapter 6. Multidimensionality

Lynne Bowker 


Chapter 7. Terminology and ontologies

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda 


Part 3. Socioterminology and Cultural Terminology


Chapter 8. Founding principles of Socioterminology

Valérie Delavigne and François Gaudin 


Chapter 9. Cultural Terminology: An introduction to theory and method

Marcel Diki-Kidiri 

Part 4. Textual Terminology, Terminology and Lexical Semantics


Chapter 10. Textual Terminology: Origins, principles and new challenges

Anne Condamines and Aurélie Picton 


Chapter 11. Terminology and Lexical Semantics

Marie-Claude L’Homme 


Part 5. Corpus-based Terminology


Chapter 12. Text genres and Terminology

Mojca Pecman and Natalie Kübler 


Chapter 13. Knowledge patterns in corpora

Elizabeth Marshman 


Chapter 14. Terminology and distributional analysis of corpora

Ann Bertels 


Part 6. Terminology and Cognitive Linguistics


Chapter 15. Units of understanding in Sociocognitive Terminology studies

Rita Temmerman 


Chapter 16. Frame-based Terminology

Pamela Faber 


Chapter 17. Conceptual metaphors

José Manuel Ureña Gómez-Moreno and Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez 


Part 7. Variation and equivalence


Chapter 18. Causes of terminological variation

Judit Freixa 


Chapter 19. Diachronic variation

Pascaline Dury 

Chapter 20. Cognitive approaches to the study of term variation

Sabela Fernández-Silva


Chapter 21. Terminological growth

Kyo Kageura


Chapter 22. Terminology and equivalence

Pilar León-Araúz 




Standards and resources cited in chapters


Biographical notes 



ColecciónTerminology and Lexicography Research and Practice, 23
Formato:libro impreso
Precio: 105,00 EUR      USD 105.00
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:19 de septiembre de 2022