Multiple Perspectives on Terminological Variation

| Université de Montréal
| Université Laval
| Université Paris Diderot
| Université de Genève
ISBN 9789027223425 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265432 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The aim of the present volume is to provide a present-day take on variation in terminology by looking forward and examining what leading scholars in the field are working on and where they are taking research in the field today.

This reader is built around three themes arranged according to complementary points of view to stimulate thought on the subject of variation as it is approached today. The first theme, “The social dimension of variation”, includes three contributions dealing with variation across different categories of speakers. This reflects not only the expert/layperson dichotomy but also other more original polarities as the emotional dimension and the issue of diastratic variation across LSPs. The second part of this reader puts forward different tools and methods to identify, describe and manage term variation. The third theme of this reader questions semantics of term variation through the topics of concept saturation, multidimensionality and metaphor.

Variation, through this picture of current studies, proves to be the touchstone for the understanding of the major issues of terminology research today. The included papers draw on research in terminology carried out in different language communities - Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch in particular - thereby opening up a window on much of the research carried out in these cultural areas.

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Table of Contents
Introduction: Multiple perspectives on terminological variation
John Humbley and Aurélie Picton
Part I. The social dimension of variation
Chapter 1. The emotional dimension in terminological variation: The example of transitivization of the locative complement in fishing
Anne Condamines
Chapter 2. Term usage and socioterminological variation: The impact of social and local issues on the movement of terms
Valérie Delavigne
Chapter 3. Diastratic variation in language for specific purposes: Observations from the analysis of two corpora
Aurélie Picton and Pascaline Dury
Part II. Tools and methods
Chapter 4. Towards a resource of semantically and contextually structured term variants and their translations
Koen Kerremans
Chapter 5. Specialized verbs and specialized uses of verbs in a comparable corpus of judgments produced in Canada, Portugal and Brazil
Janine Pimentel
Chapter 6. Should we be looking for the needle in the haystack or in the straw poll?
Patrick Drouin
Part III. Semantics of variation
Chapter 7. Terminological variation and the unsaturability of concepts
Judit Freixa and Sabela Fernández-Silva
Chapter 8. Terminological metaphors and the nomadism of specialised terms: Some observations on intralinguistic and interlinguistic variation
Micaela Rossi
Chapter 9. Term and concept variation in specialized knowledge dynamics
Pilar León-Araúz
Multiple Perspectives on Terminological Variation is a rich, thought-provoking and expansive contribution to the study of terminological variation. The inclusion of such a volume in the Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice (TLRP) series published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, points to the widening range of approaches within terminology and lexicography studies. This book will no doubt be of interest to scholars studying lexical variation within these disciplines and beyond.”
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Terminology & Lexicography


Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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