The Dynamics of Terminology

The Dynamics of Terminology : A descriptive theory of term formation and terminological growth

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The discovery of rules for the systematicity and dynamics of terminology creations is essential for a sound basis of a theory of terminology. This quest provides the driving force for The Dynamics of Terminology in which Dr. Kageura demonstrates the interaction of these two factors on a specific corpus of Japanese terminology which, beyond the necessary linguistic circumstances, also has a model character for similar studies. His detailed examination of the relationships between terms and their constituent elements, the relationships among the constituent elements and the type of conceptual combinations used in the construction of the terminology permits deep insights into the systematic thought processes underlying term creation. To compensate for the inherent limitation of a purely descriptive analysis of conceptual patterns, Dr. Kageura offers a quantitative analysis of the patterns of the growth of terminology. His fascinating and unique contribution to our understanding of the terminological process reveals the powerful interaction of linguistic possibilities and the naming process of conceptual entities.
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  • Hardback | 322 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113140
  • 9781588113146

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. Part I. Theoretical Background; 4. 1. Terminology: Basic Observations; 5. 2. The Theoretical Framework for the Study of the Dynamics of Terminology; 6. Part II. Conceptual Patterns of Term Formation; 7. 3. Conceptual Patterns of Term Formations: The Basic Descriptive Framework; 8. 4. Conceptual Categories for the Description of Formation Patterns of Documentation Terms; 9. 5. Intra-Term Relations and Conceptual Specification Patterns; 10. 6. Conceptual Patterns of the Formation of Documentation Terms; 11. Part III. Quantitative Patterns of Terminological Growth; 12. 7. Quantitative Analysis of the Dynamics of Terminology: A Basic Framework; 13. 8. Growth Patterns of Morphemes in the Terminology of Documentation; 14. 9. Quantitative Dynamics in Term Formation; 15. Part IV. Conclusions; 16. 10. Towards Modelling Term Formation and Terminological Growth; 17. Appendices; 18. Appendix A. List of Conceptual Categories; 19. Appendix B. Lists of Intra-Term Relations and Conceptual Specification Patterns; 20. Appendix C. List of Terms by Conceptual Categories; 21. Appendix D. List of Morphemes by Conceptual Categories; 22. Bibliography; 23. Index
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