A carefully selected collection of essays by the most renowned specialist in terminology in France, now published in English. The chapters deal with the origins of terminology, theoretical issues, social aspects, neologisms and evolution, lexicology and lexicography, applied issues, description and control, standardization and terminology in Le Grand Robert. It contains the revised and translated chapters of Rey's famous La Terminologie - noms et notions and other recent articles in English. This book is essential reading for terminology theorists and practitioners and will serve as elementary reading in Terminology training. It includes a complete bibliography of Alain Rey's writings.
1. Editor's note; 2. Abbreviations; 3. Acknowledgements; 4. Preface: Alain Rey, A Paradoxical terminologist (by Besse, Bruno de); 5. Introduction: The scope of terminology; 6. 1. Origins and developments of terminology; 7. 2. Theoretical issues in terminology; 8. 3. A new era for terminology: from social aspects to theory; 9. 4. The concept of neologism and the evolution of terminologies in individual languages; 10. 5. Terminologies: a challenge to lexicologists; 11. 6. Applied terminology; 12. 7. Terminology and lexicography; 13. 8. Terminologies and terminography; 14. 9. Desciption and control of terminologies; 15. 10. Linguistic and terminological standardisation from the perspective of their legal status; 16. 11. Terminology in a general language dictionary of french - Le Grand Robert; 17. Notes; 18. Bibliography and further reading; 19. Dictionaries and other works cited in the essays; 20. Publications by Alain Rey in the field of terminology; 21. Author index; 22. Subject index