Terminology | International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication

Terminology is an independent journal with a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary scope. It focusses on the discussion of (systematic) solutions not only of language problems encountered in translation, but also, for example, of (monolingual) problems of ambiguity, reference and developments in multidisciplinary communication. Particular attention will be given to new and developing subject areas such as knowledge representation and transfer, information technology tools, expert systems and terminological databases. Terminology encompasses terminology both in general (theory and practice) and in specialized fields (LSP), such as physics; biomedical sciences; technology; engineering; humanities; management; law; arts; business administration; trade; corporate identity; economics; methodology; and any other area in which terminology is essential to improve communication.

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For more information on terminology, see also the TermNet newsletter.

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ISSN 0929-9971 | E-ISSN 1569-9994
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/term
Sample issue: TERM 23:2
Kyo Kageura | University of Tokyo, Japan
Rita Temmerman | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Editorial Board
Bassey E. Antia | University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles | Université Paul Sabatier, France
Caroline Barrière | University of Ottawa, Canada
Łucja Biel | University of Warsaw, Poland
Marc Van Campenhoudt | Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes, Belgium
Béatrice Daille | Université de Nantes, France
Patrick Drouin | Université de Montréal, Canada
Isabel Durán-Muñoz | Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
Pascaline Dury | Université Lumière 2 Lyon, France
Jan Engberg | Aarhus University, Denmark
Pamela Faber | University of Granada, Spain
Sabela Fernández-Silva | Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
John Humbley | Université Paris-Diderot, France
Koen Kerremans | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Marita Kristiansen | NHH, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Marie-Claude L'Homme | University of Montreal, Canada
Elizabeth Marshman | University of Ottawa, Canada
Mojca Pecman | Université de Paris, France
Katia Peruzzo | University of Trieste, Italy
Margaret Rogers | University of Surrey, UK
Young-Bin Song | Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea
Špela Vintar | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Xiangqing Wei | Nanjing University, China
Cornelia Wermuth | KU Leuven, Belgium
Pierre Zweigenbaum | LIMSI-CNRS, France
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Latest articles

4 October 2022

  • Terminological problems of terminology users : Analysis of questions in terminological counselling service on the Terminologišče website
    Mojca Žagar Karer Tanja Fajfar
  • 7 July 2022

  • Terminological hybridity in institutional legal translation : A corpus-driven analysis of key genres of EU and international law
    Fernando Prieto Ramos Giorgina Cerutti | TERM 28:2 (2022) pp. 373–405
  • 30 June 2022

  • ‘Arm’s length’ phraseology? Building bridges from general language to specialized language phraseology – a study based on a specialized dictionary of International Commerce and Economics in Spanish and English
    José Luis Rojas Díaz | TERM 28:2 (2022) pp. 328–372
  • 9 June 2022

  • Automatic medical term extraction from Vietnamese clinical texts
    Chau Vo , Tru Cao , Ngoc Truong , Trung Ngo Dai Bui | TERM 28:2 (2022) pp. 299–327
  • 31 May 2022

  • Interlingual terminological asymmetry as one of the aspects of studying foreign languages
    Tetyana Karlova | TERM 28:2 (2022) pp. 199–227
  • 12 May 2022

  • Repérage automatisé de l’hyponymie dans des corpus spécialisés en français à l’aide de Sketch Engine
    Antonio San Martín , Catherine Trekker Pilar León-Araúz | TERM 28:2 (2022) pp. 264–298
  • 7 April 2022

  • Corpus-based bilingual terminology extraction in the power engineering domain
    Tanja Ivanović , Ranka Stanković , Branislava Šandrih Todorović Cvetana Krstev | TERM 28:2 (2022) pp. 228–263
  • 27 January 2022

  • Framing karstology : From definitions to knowledge structures and automatic frame population
    Špela Vintar Matej Martinc | TERM 28:1 (2022) pp. 129–156
  • 10 January 2022

  • La représentation de la polysémie et des termes complexes de type locution faible dans une base de données terminologique : Travail et son entourage dans le domaine du commerce international
    Paolo Frassi | TERM 28:1 (2022) pp. 103–128
  • Tagging terms in text : A supervised sequential labelling approach to automatic term extraction
    Ayla Rigouts Terryn , Véronique Hoste Els Lefever | TERM 28:1 (2022) pp. 157–189
  • 17 December 2021

  • Variation in Spanish accounting terminology : Implications for translators
    Marta García González | TERM 28:1 (2022) p. 65
  • 2 December 2021

  • The phraseology of wine and olive oil tasting notes : A corpus based semantic analysis
    Belén López Arroyo Lucía Sanz Valdivieso | TERM 28:1 (2022) pp. 37–64
  • 10 September 2021

  • Utilising heterogeneous language resources for term extraction in maritime domains
    Gisle Andersen | TERM 28:1 (2022) pp. 1–36
  • 27 August 2021

  • Identification and characterization of nested-abbreviated terms in scientific discourse :
    Natalia Rivas , Gabriel Quiroz John Jairo Giraldo | TERM 27:2 (2021) pp. 219–253
  • 20 August 2021

  • HAMLET : Hybrid Adaptable Machine Learning approach to Extract Terminology
    Ayla Rigouts Terryn , Véronique Hoste Els Lefever | TERM 27:2 (2021) pp. 254–293
  • 3 August 2021

  • User-driven assessment of commercial term extractors
    Oi Yee Kwong | TERM 27:2 (2021) pp. 179–218
  • 20 July 2021

  • Saihong Li William Hope (eds.). 2021. Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts: Theory and Practice
    Reviewed by Zhonghua Wu | TERM 28:1 (2022) pp. 190–197
  • 5 July 2021

  • Effects of social evolution on terminology policy in South Tyrol
    Elena Chiocchetti | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 110–139
  • Changes in the concept designated by the term mariage civil throughout the history of French law 1791–2013
    Beatriz Curti-Contessoto , Isabelle de Oliveira Lidia Almeida Barros | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 140–162
  • Terminology work as open, communal and collaborative crowdsourcing practice of academic communities
    Johanna Enqvist , Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö Kaarina Pitkänen-Heikkilä | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 56–79
  • Migration terminology in the EU Institutions : Overview and patterns of use of terms from 1950 to 2016
    Jessica Mariani | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 35–55
  • Organising terminology work in Sweden from the 1940s onwards : Participatory expert roles in networks
    Nina Pilke , Niina Nissilä Hans Landqvist | TERM 27:1 (2021) p. 80
  • Terminological cooperation in the biomedical field
    Maria-Cornelia Wermuth | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 10–34
  • Jana Altmanova , Maria Centrella Katherine E. Russo (Eds.). 2018. Terminology & Discourse/Terminologie et discours [Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication]
    Reviewed by Chantal Gagnon | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 172–177
  • Marie-Claude L’Homme . 2020. Lexical semantics for terminology: An introduction
    Reviewed by Huaguo Lu Ya Zhang | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 163–171
  • Terminology as a societal resource : Possibilities and responsibilities in a changing world
    Nina Pilke , Niina Nissilä Hans Landqvist | TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 3–9
  • In memoriam professor Juan Carlos Sager (1929–2021)
    TERM 27:1 (2021) pp. 1–2
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      Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

      Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

      Article (in book):

      Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, ed. by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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      Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

      Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.

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