Indeterminacy in Terminology and LSP: Studies in Honour of Heribert Picht (Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 8)
By: Bassey E. Antia (editor)Hardback
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This book deals with the oft-neglected tensions between perspicuity and fuzziness in specialised communication. It describes the manifestations, functions and implications of indeterminacy phenomena in a range of LSP specialisations where it has been customary to expect precision and consistency. The volume presents case studies and methodological frameworks that draw on theoretical, anthropological and cognitive linguistics, safety-critical translating, history and theory of terminology studies, development of ontologies, software localisation, jurisprudence, macroeconomics and interoperability of digital knowledge representation resources. With chapters by leading scholars drawn from eleven countries, this book contributes to the benchmarking of indeterminacy scholarship in LSP studies and is a fitting tribute to its dedicatee, Professor Heribert Picht who, even in retirement, remains a constant presence in LSP and terminology studies. The book should be of interest to scholars of the aforementioned areas.
1. Foreword (by Lauren, Christer); 2. Introduction - LSP studies: Factoring in indeterminacy (by Antia, Bassey E.); 3. Indeterminacy: Lexical perspectives; 4. Indeterminacy, context, economy and well-formedness in specialist communication (by Andersen, Oivin); 5. Lexical chains in technical translation: A case study in indeterminacy (by Rogers, Margaret); 6. Eliminating indeterminacy: Towards linguistic aspects of anthropogenesis (by Griniewicz (Grinev), Sergej); 7. Indeterminacy of terms and icons in software localization (by Schmitz, Klaus-Dirk); 8. Indeterminacy: Epistemological perspectives; 9. Epistemological aspects of indeterminacy in postmodernist science (by Budin, Gerhard); 10. No fixed boundaries (by Myking, Johan); 11. Commensurability of scientific theories and indeterminacy of terminological concepts (by Leitchik, Vladimir M.); 12. Concept formation and indeterminacy in the LSP of Economics (by Toft, Birthe); 13. Vague legal concepts: A contradictio in adjecto? (by Simonnaes, Ingrid); 14. Prazision versus Vagheit: Das Dilemma der Rechtssprache im Lichte von Rechtsvergleich und Sprachvergleich (by Arntz, Reiner); 15. Indeterminacy: Modelling perspectives; 16. Coping with indeterminacy: Terminology and knowledge representation resources in digital environments (by Wright, Sue Ellen); 17. Ontologies and indeterminacy (by Madsen, Bodil Nistrup); 18. Terminological modelling of processes: An experiment (by Nuopponen, Anita); 19. Heribert Picht: Contributions to LSP and terminology; 20. Heribert Picht: Bibliovita (by Popp, Carolina); 21. Contributors; 22. Index
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