|Author||Paula De Santiago|
|Title||The Communicative Situation as Frontier Between Words and Constituents of Terminological Variants|
|Abstract||The article describes the importance of the analysis of language in use. In this respect, it has been appreciated that many of the sweeping differences between lexicography and terminology are seen as conflicting ideas in contrast with the descriptive theories of terminology. In this study, it is believed that the limits between these disciplines become blurred when we take into account pragmatic and discursive criteria. On the basis of a corpus composed of popularized scientific articles, attention will be paid to the identification, with more or less difficulty, of terminological variants in a certain communicative situation.
The purpose of our study is to support the status of terms whenever they are used in a specialized communicative situation, considering that the participants can have different degrees of knowledge. In addition, it will be shown that the terminology of a particular subject field is never completely fixed due to the range of discourses where it can appear; as a consequence, it is proposed to use genre restrictions when including variants of an original term in a dictionary.
|Session||Terminology, LSP and lexicography|
|Keywords||terminology, lexicography, communicative situation, corpus linguistics, denominative variants.|