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New Trends and Concepts in the Study of Neology in Specialised Translation


  • Sorina POSTOLEA

    () (Universitary Assistent, „Petre Andrei” University from Iasi)


This paper aims to highlight the newest approaches to the study of the formation and evolution of neological units within specialised languages, starting from the presentations and discussions held during the seminar Neology and Specialised Translation, which took place in Brussels on 29 April 2011. The event was organised in partnership by the TERMISTI Centre of Applied Linguistics within the Higher Institute of Translators and Interpreters of Haute École de Bruxelles and by the Centrum voor Vaktaal en Communicatie within the Erasmus Hogeschool of Brussels and was attended by first-rank specialists in the fields of terminology, translation and applied linguistics, such as John Humbley, Gisle Andersen, Antoinette Renouf, M.T. Cabré or Rita Temmerman. Among the notions and concepts analysed by the speakers and the participants were the distinctions neology of origin – neology of transfer, translational neology – official neology or term candidate – term, procedures such as borrowing or literal translation (calque) or the corpus-based approach, which has become an indispensable tool in the study of neological phenomena in specialised translations.

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  • Sorina POSTOLEA, 2011. "New Trends and Concepts in the Study of Neology in Specialised Translation," Anuarul Universitatii „Petre Andrei” din Iasi / Year-Book „Petre Andrei” University from Iasi, Fascicula: Drept, Stiinte Economice, Stiinte Politice / Fascicle: Law, Economic Sciences, Political Scien, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 0(8), pages 529-538, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev11d:v::y:2011:i:8:p:529-538

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    neology; specialised translation; terminology; term; term formation; corpusbased studies;

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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate


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