Retrospect Lexicalisation: a Recurrent Phenomenon in the Lexicalisation Process of the Life Sciences

Page825-835
AuthorRita Temmerman
TitleRetrospect Lexicalisation: a Recurrent Phenomenon in the Lexicalisation Process of the Life Sciences
AbstractThe analysis of a corpus of reflective text fragments concerning the lexicalisation and relexicalisation of thc disciplines and subdisciplines of the life sciences (biotechnology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology, etc.) shows the recurrent phenomenon of retrospect lexicalisation. The case of 'biotechnology' is studied in detail starting from a corpus of reflective text fragments. The question is raised whether the observations on (a) the impossibility of an analytical definition, (b) chronology and periodicity as structuring principles for meaning description, and (c) polysemy, could and should have their implications for terminographical practice.
SessionPART 6 - Terminology and Dictionaries for Special Purposes
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@InProceedings{ELX96_2-046,
author = {Rita Temmerman},
title = {Retrospect Lexicalisation: a Recurrent Phenomenon in the Lexicalisation Process of the Life Sciences},
pages = {825-835},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},
}
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