Publication details [#3789]

Moller, Bernt. 1989. Udviklingstendenser i orddannelsen i teknisk fransk i informatikterminologisk belysning. Hermes 3 : 73–98. URL
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This article outlines current trends in the word formation of French technical LSP. First, a brief review of a fairly traditional, exemplified word formation taxonomy is given also showing the multiplicity of computerized word formation models. The article goes on to survey recent studies in the terminology of information technology. Observations in these studies and in studies in general technical terminologies suggest an increasing trend in the word formation of technical LSP towards a large variety of (combinations of) traditional models, often coupled with brachygraphical techniques; the LSP of computer technology further contains a high frequency of semantic neologisms.
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