Indeterminacy in Terminology and LSP

Studies in honour of Heribert Picht

| University of Maiduguri
ISBN 9789027223326 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027292414 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book deals with the oft-neglected tensions between perspicuity and fuzziness in specialised communication. It describes the manifestations, functions and implications of indeterminacy phenomena in a range of LSP specialisations where it has been customary to expect precision and consistency. The volume presents case studies and methodological frameworks that draw on theoretical, anthropological and cognitive linguistics, safety-critical translating, history and theory of terminology studies, development of ontologies, software localisation, jurisprudence, macroeconomics and interoperability of digital knowledge representation resources. With chapters by leading scholars drawn from eleven countries, this book contributes to the benchmarking of indeterminacy scholarship in LSP studies and is a fitting tribute to its dedicatee, Professor Heribert Picht who, even in retirement, remains a constant presence in LSP and terminology studies. The book should be of interest to scholars of the aforementioned areas.
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Table of Contents
Christer Laurén
Introduction – LSP studies: Factoring in indeterminacy
Bassey E. Antia
Indeterminacy, context, economy and well-formedness in specialist communication
Øivin Andersen
Lexical chains in technical translation: A case study in indeterminacy
Margaret Rogers
Eliminating indeterminacy: Towards linguistic aspects of anthropogenesis
Sergej Griniewicz (Grinev)
Indeterminacy of terms and icons in software localization
Klaus-Dirk Schmitz
Epistemological aspects of indeterminacy in postmodernist science
Gerhard Budin
No fixed boundaries
Johan Myking
Commensurability of scientific theories and indeterminacy of terminological concepts
Vladimir M. Leitchik and Serguey D. Shelov
Concept formation and indeterminacy in the LSP of Economics
Birthe Toft
Vague legal concepts: A contradictio in adjecto?
Ingrid Simonnaes
Präzision versus Vagheit: Das Dilemma der Rechtssprache im Lichte von Rechtsvergleich und Sprachvergleich
Reiner Arntz und Peter Sandrini
Coping with indeterminacy: Terminology and knowledge representation resources in digital environments
Sue Ellen Wright
Ontologies and indeterminacy
Bodil Nistrup Madsen
Terminological modelling of processes: An experiment
Anita Nuopponen
Heribert Picht
Heribert Picht: Bibliovita
Carolina Popp
“The various contributions in this book show how many new perspectives indeterminacy can bring to LSP and terminology research. In factoring indeterminacy into LSP studies, the contributors to this book are in a way attempting to work out the implications of contemporay intellectual currents for their respective topics, basically with the objective of more roundly reconciling theory than data.”
“[...] l'ouverture vers d'autres disciplines et la prise en compte explicite de la linguistique théorique, sans oublier la présentation des résultats des recherches importantes menées dans les pays de langues germaniques, enrichiront le débat sur les perspectives de recherche dans le domaine des langues de spécialité.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Terminology & Lexicography

BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007060742 | Marc record