Palabras y términos “lingüística y contextualmente determinados”

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Page 1057-1064
Author Gemma Sanz
Title Palabras y términos “lingüística y contextualmente determinados”
Abstract Our first concern is the specificity of the terminology of the human and social sciences, which are said to be language-dependent or culture-dependent. However, we will consider the creation and the use of terms - as of all words - language and context dependent. This assessment is contrary to traditional terminology theory, which considers terms to be univocal relations between concepts and their designation-contrary to words, and also considers terms from pure sciences and technics as language-independent and culture-independent. We will analyze what language and context-dependency mean for terms and no terms, for terms of more technical or positive sciences, as well as for terms of the human or social sciences. From a pragmatic point of view, the creation and use of any word or term is supposed to be influenced by the context in which this word or term was created/used, so that they are linked, to some extent, to the creator – author dependency - and his language – language dependency, the culture – culture dependency, the place – geography dependency, the historical period – history dependency, and the communicative aim dependency on the communicative aim, which includes the type of circumstance or the person the speaker talks to. This process means that for translation and for terminographic purposes we will find some specificities in these cases, but we can formulate strategies to cope with them.
Session 5. Lexicography for Specialised Languages - Terminology and Terminography
author = {Gemma Sanz},
title = {Palabras y términos "lingüística y contextualmente determinados"},
pages = {1057-1064},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},