The Dynamics of Terminology : a Descriptive Theory of Term Formation and Terminological Growth.

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Author / Creator:Kageura, Kyo.
Imprint:Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002.
Description:1 online resource (330 pages)
Series:Terminology and lexicography research and practice, 1388-8455 ; v. 5
Terminology and lexicography research and practice ; v. 5.
Subject:Terms and phrases.
REFERENCE -- Word Lists.
Terms and phrases.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index.
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Summary: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 co.
Other form:Print version: Kageura, Kyo. Dynamics of Terminology : A Descriptive Theory of Term Formation and Terminological Growth. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2002 9789027223289
Table of Contents:
  • THE DYNAMICS OF TERMINOLOGY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The organisation of the book; The data; Part I: Theoretical Background; Chapter 1. Terminology: Basic Observations; 1.1 Basic observations; 1.2 The traditional theory of terminology; 1.3 Recent trends in terminology; 1.4 A missing piece for the theory of terminology; Chapter 2. The Theoretical Framework for the Study of the Dynamics of Terminology; 2.1 Conditions for the theory of terminology; 2.2 The dynamics of terminology: target and method.
  • 2.3 The position of the present studyPart II: Conceptual Patterns of Term Formation; Chapter 3. Conceptual Patterns of Term Formation: The Basic Descriptive Framework; 3.1 Basic assumptions; 3.2 Word formation and term formation; 3.3 Elements for the description of term formation; Chapter 4. Conceptual Categories for the Description of Formation Patterns of Documentation Terms; 4.1 Conceptual categories in existing studies; 4.2 Conceptual system for documentation terms; 4.3 Allocation of morphemes and terms to the conceptual system.
  • Chapter 5. Intra-Term Relations and Conceptual Specification Patterns5.1 Intra-term (compound) relations in existing studies; 5.2 Intra-term relations for documentation terms; 5.3 Conceptual specification patterns; Chapter 6. Conceptual Patterns of the Formation of Documentation Terms; 6.1 Term formation patterns in the field of documentation; 6.2 Cross-categorial examinations; 6.3 Summary and reflections; 6.4 From term formation patterns to the dynamics of terminology; Part III: Quantitative Patterns of Terminological Growth.
  • Chapter 7. Quantitative Analysis of the Dynamics of Terminology: A Basic Framework7.1 Patterns of terminological growth; 7.2 The mathematical model; 7.3 General conditions for the application; Chapter 8. Growth Patterns of Morphemes in the Terminology of Documentation; 8.1 Some premises of the analysis; 8.2 The dynamics of morphemes by broad conceptual categories; 8.3 The dynamics of morphemes by subcategories; Chapter 9. Quantitative Dynamics in Term Formation; 9.1 Basic setup of the analyses; 9.2 Preparation for the analyses; 9.3 The observation of dynamics for each conceptual category.
  • 9.4 Summary observations9.5 Methodological reflections; Part IV: Conclusions; Chapter 10. Towards Modelling Term Formation and Terminological Growth; 10.1 Structural-synchronic modelling revisited; 10.2 Directions for further research: toward full exploitation of the dynamics of terminology; Appendices; Appendix A. List of Conceptual Categories; Appendix B. Lists of Intra-Term Relations and Conceptual Specification Patterns; Appendix C. List of Terms by Conceptual Categories; Appendix D. List of Morphemes by Conceptual Categories; Bibliography; Index.