Terminology | International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication

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ORCID logoKyo Kageura | University of Tokyo, Japan
ORCID logoRita Temmerman | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Terminology is an independent journal with a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary scope. It focuses on the discussion of (systematic) solutions not only of language problems encountered in translation, but also, for example, of (monolingual) problems of ambiguity, reference and developments in multidisciplinary communication. Particular attention will be given to new and developing subject areas such as knowledge representation and transfer, information technology tools, expert systems and terminological databases. Terminology encompasses terminology both in general (theory and practice) and in specialized fields (LSP), such as physics; biomedical sciences; technology; engineering; humanities; management; law; arts; business administration; trade; corporate identity; economics; methodology; and any other area in which terminology is essential to improve communication.

Terminology publishes its articles Online First.

For more information on terminology, see also the TermNet newsletter.

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ISSN: 0929-9971 | E-ISSN: 1569-9994
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Latest articles

19 March 2024

  • Victoria Kosa Vadim Ermolayev . 2023. Terminology Saturation: Detection, Measurement and Use
    Reviewed by Haoda Feng Gang Zeng
  • 4 March 2024

  • Popularization and scientization in terminology translation : A case study of interlingual terminological shifts in the Chinese-English translation of San Ti (Three Body)
    Huaguo Lu , Xia Hao Ya Zhang
  • Representing terminological data in the Semantic Web : A proposal based on OntoLex-lemon
    Patricia Martín-Chozas , Thierry Declerck , Elena Montiel-Ponsoda Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
  • 26 October 2023

  • Denominative variation in the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset corpus
    Valeria Benítez Carrasco Pilar León-Araúz | TERM 29:2 (2023) pp. 252–305
  • Corpus-driven conceptual analysis of epidemic and coronavirus for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia : A case study
    Santiago Chambó Pilar León Araúz | TERM 29:2 (2023) pp. 180–223
  • A discourse dynamics exploration of terminology for Covid-19 in professional and public discourse : A frame-based approach
    Jihua Dong , Shuai Dong Louisa Buckingham | TERM 29:2 (2023) pp. 224–251
  • Conceptual deviation in terminology translation : A case study on translating COVID-19 terminology in multilingual news media
    Biwei Li | TERM 29:2 (2023) pp. 351–382
  • Adherence to WHO’s terminology? A multilingual analysis (EN/FR/ES) of COVID-19 terms in supranational (EU) and French and Spanish institutional settings and newspapers
    Albert Morales Moreno | TERM 29:2 (2023) pp. 306–350
  • The terminological impact of pandemics : COVID-19 and beyond
    Maria-Cornelia Wermuth Paul Sambre | TERM 29:2 (2023) pp. 169–179
  • 21 September 2023

  • Andrew Rothwell , Joss Moorkens , María Fernández-Parra , Joanna Drugan Frank Austermuehl . 2023. Translation Tools and Technologies
    Reviewed by Haoda Feng Gang Zeng
  • 25 July 2023

  • Frame semantics in the lexical database SciE-Lex
    Emilia Castaño Isabel Verdaguer Clavera
  • Managing polysemy in terminological resources
    Marie-Claude L’Homme
  • 27 June 2023

  • Exploring terminological relations between multi-word terms in distributional semantic models
    Yizhe Wang , Béatrice Daille Nabil Hathout
  • 31 January 2023

  • A usage-based diachronic study of translated terminology : Exemplified by the translated term 资本化 (zibenhua, capitalisation/capitalise)
    Xiaona Dong , Xiangqing Wei Runze Liu | TERM 29:1 (2023) pp. 103–132
  • 27 January 2023

  • Valérie Delavigne Dardo de Vecchi (dir.). 2021. Termes en discours. Entreprises et organisations
    Reviewed by Mojca Pecman | TERM 29:1 (2023) pp. 162–167
  • 20 January 2023

  • From “three doors” to “one revolving door” : Extending the Theory of Doors for a cross-lingual study of the concept of violence in English and Chinese language and culture
    Yujing Liu Xiangqing Wei | TERM 29:1 (2023) pp. 133–161
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    ORCID logoBassey E. Antia | University of the Western Cape, South Africa
    ORCID logoNathalie Aussenac-Gilles | Université Paul Sabatier, France
    Caroline Barrière | University of Ottawa, Canada
    ORCID logoŁucja Biel | University of Warsaw, Poland
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    John Humbley | Université Paris-Diderot, France
    Ernie Jiali Du | Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
    Koen Kerremans | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    ORCID logoMarita Kristiansen | NHH, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
    ORCID logoMarie-Claude L'Homme | University of Montreal, Canada
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    ORCID logoŠpela Vintar | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Xiangqing Wei | Nanjing University, China
    Maria-Cornelia Wermuth | KU Leuven, Belgium
    ORCID logoPierre Zweigenbaum | LIMSI-CNRS, France
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      Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.

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    Terminology & Lexicography


    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFM: Lexicography

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    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General