Publication details [#2427]

Temmerman, Rita. 2000. Towards new ways of terminology description: the sociocognitive approach (Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 3). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. xvi + 258 pp.


Based on an empirical study of categorisation and lexicalisation processes in a corpus of scientific publications on the life sciences, the author questions the validity of traditional terminology theory. Her findings are that the traditional approach impedes a pragmatic and realistic description of a large number of categories and terms. She shows how the methods and principles of a cognitive approach are applicable in terminography and how this impacts on software for terminological database construction.
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