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“Social” And “Cultural”: A Case Of Synonymy Or Hyponymy In The Field Of Tourism?


  • Cristina Niculescu‐Ciocan

    (Romanian-American University)


The current paper aims at analyzing specific terms which we have identified in tourism and at establishing the semantic relations that define these terms. We will focus on terminology from specialized texts, more specifically on terminological syntagmata including the two adjectives as determinants. “Social” and “cultural” are key determinants in sociological terminology, but they are also engaged in specialized syntagmata belonging to other fields such as tourism, arts, communication, journalism, etc. We will analyze their immediate context, the nature of the complex units, the way the forms occur in tourism texts and the way they are used in normative and descriptive sources, and the semantic consequences that they bring upon the field and semantics of tourism.

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  • Cristina Niculescu‐Ciocan, 2019. "“Social” And “Cultural”: A Case Of Synonymy Or Hyponymy In The Field Of Tourism?," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 14(2), pages 63-73, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:14:y:2019:i:2:p:63-73

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    1. Beaver, Allan, 2012. "A Dictionary of Tourism and Travel," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199605088, Decembrie.
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