Handbook of Terminology

Volume 1

ORCID logoHendrik J. Kockaert | KU Leuven & University of the Free State
ORCID logoFrieda Steurs | KU Leuven & University of the Free State & Université Catholique de l'Ouest
ISBN 9789027257772 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027269560 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Terminology has started to explore unbeaten paths since Wüster, and has nowadays grown into a multi-facetted science, which seems to have reached adulthood, thanks to integrating multiple contributions not only from different linguistic schools, including computer, corpus, variational, socio-cognitive and socio-communicative linguistics, and frame-based semantics, but also from engineering and formal language developers. In this ever changing and diverse context, Terminology offers a wide range of opportunities ranging from standardized and prescriptive to prototype and user-based approaches. At this point of its road map, Terminology can nowadays claim to offer user-based and user-oriented, hence user-friendly, approaches to terminological phenomenona, when searching, extracting and analysing relevant terminology in online corpora, when building term bases that contribute to efficient communication among domain experts in languages for special purposes, or even when proposing terms and definitions formed on the basis of a generally agreed consensus in international standard bodies.

Terminology is now ready to advance further, thanks to the integration of meaning description taking into account dynamic natural language phenomena, and of consensus-based terminology management in order to help experts communicate in their domain-specific languages. In this Handbook of Terminology (HoT), the symbiosis of Terminology with Linguistics allows a mature and multi-dimensional reflection on terminological phenomena, which will eventually generate future applications which have not been tested yet in natural language.

The HoT aims at disseminating knowledge about terminology (management) and at providing easy access to a large range of topics, traditions, best practices, and methods to a broad audience: students, researchers, professionals and lecturers in Terminology, scholars and experts from other disciplines (among which linguistics, life sciences, metrology, chemistry, law studies, machine engineering, and actually any expert domain). In addition, the HoT addresses any of those with a professional or personal interest in (multilingual) terminology, translation, interpreting, localization, editing, etc., such as communication specialists, translators, scientists, editors, public servants, brand managers, engineers, (intercultural) organization specialists, and experts in any field.

Moreover, the HoT offers added value, in that it is the first handbook with this scope in Terminology which has both a print edition (also available as a PDF e-book) and an online version. For access to the Handbook of Terminology Online, please visit https://benjamins.com/online/hot/ .

The HoT is linked to the Handbook of Translation Studies, not in the least because of its interdisciplinary approaches, but also because of the inevitable intertwining between translation and terminology.

All chapters are written by specialists in the different subfields and are peer-reviewed.

[Handbook of Terminology, 1] 2015.  xix, 539 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Volume 1 of the Handbook of Terminology is certainly a very useful book for terminologists and other professionals who deal with this subject. It contains a good variety of subjects and a strong focus on practical matters.”
“Anyone interested in terminology will find answers in the articles compiled in this volume, and will also be confronted with questions s/he had never thought of. We are already looking forward to volume II.”
“Enjoy this tour through the actual state of the art of terminology work worldwide!”
“Handbook of Terminology, Volume 1 offers great practical value and up-to-date insights on the latest state of Terminology as a mature science. It will be very useful to a broad range of language service providers and other professionals as well as academics indeed.”
“HoT1 is – as the first long-awaited handbook of Terminology – an excellent book giving a detailed and adequate picture of the most important aspects of Terminology today, with a clear and logical division into chapters. The promises made in the introduction about scope, focus, readership, and coverage have been fully realised. As a true handbook, HoT1 is a must for anyone engaged or interested in Terminology and is of direct practical use. HoT2 cannot come soon enough.”
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Terminology & Lexicography


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CFM: Lexicography

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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