Indeterminacy in Terminology and LSP

Studies in honour of Heribert Picht

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| University of Maiduguri
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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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“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

Lexicography
Terminology
BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007060742 | Marc record