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Newsletter

Number 82, June 2017

News

Next EAFT Board meeting in Bangor

On the 4 September an ordinary meeting of the EAFT Board will take place in Bangor, Wales. Among other topics, the agenda includes the planning of the next Summit, the organization of the annual General Assembly (Bucharest, 14 November 2017) and the activity plan for the last term of 2017.
 
If you have any particular ideas for the Summit or you want any particular issue to be addressed at this meeting, please contact the EAFT Secretariat (term@eaft-aet.net).
 

Romanian Language in the (Linguistic) Globalization Era – Popular Science Conference in Bucharest

Tuesday, 15 June, Professor Emil Ionescu, Dean of the Faculty of Letters (University of Bucharest) will hold a popular science conference at the Şutu Palace, in Bucharest, about the effects of Globalization on Romanian language. Contrary to the mainstream, Professor Ionescu maintains that at this point at least, there is no real danger for the Romanian language to „go extinct” faced to the major impact of internationalized terminologies and of dominant English as lingua franca in contemporary economy, sciences and technology.

For details, visit: http://www.observatorcultural.ro/stire/conferinta-limba-romana-era-
globalizarii-lingvistice-emil-ionescu/

 

Environmental terms/ sustainable development terms. Roundtable at the University of Bucharest

The French section of the Translation-Interpretation bachelor degree program and of the Master in Specialized Translations and Terminology Studies at the Foreign Languages and Literatures Faculty (University of Bucharest) celebrated the World Environment Day (5 June) by organizing, under the patronage of the the French Language and Literature Department (DLLF) and of the Centre de Réussite Universitaire (CRU), a roundtable on the theme: “Where is Romanian environmental terminology going, nowadays? What about sustainability terms ? ».
Among the participants: bachelor degree students and master degree students, members of the Contrastive Analysis, Specialized Translations and Terminology Extracurricular Research Group ContrasTER, Sonia Berbinski (CRU management), Anca-Marina Velicu et Lucia Visinescu (ContrasTER management).
 
Further details at: https://lectoratfrancaisunibuc.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/le-5-juin-
journee-mondiale-de-lenvironnement-ou-va-la-terminologie-roumaine-de-lenvironnement-
et-du-developpement-durable/
 
 

International Terminology Summer School in Cologne

The International Terminology Summer School (TSS) offers a one-week, practice-oriented training course giving a comprehensive overview of the methods and principles of terminology management. Completing the TSS qualifies participants to obtain the ECQA Certificate for Terminology Managers.

DATES:

TSS2017, 10-14 July 2017

20% discount for EAFT members. Registration open. More information here.

University-Administration Nomenclature (The Vives Network)

 

This dictionary results from the collaboration between the Vives Network and the TERMCAT Centre for Terminology. Its aim is to provide an online version of the work carried out by the Language Committee of the Vives Network through the working group on Terminology and Nomenclature, comprising specialists from the language services of the Network’s 14 universities.
 
This work began with the translation into English of all those terms and concepts in documents such as regulations and other institutional texts produced by these universities, and which had no direct or clear equivalence in English. The version published here will be periodically updated with new Catalan terms, as the need arises.
 
Currently, the dictionary contains 465 terms from the ambit of university administration. The entries contain equivalences in Spanish and English, and provide notes on usage when this is thought necessary.
 

Call for contributions for the Newsletter
 

Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda. Remember to send your email before the 15th if you want to make sure your contribution is included in that month’s Issue.
 

EAFT annual member subscription for 2017. Last call

Invoices related to the EAFT annual membership subscription for 2017 were sent out in early March. It is very important, for the sustainability of the Association, that all members pay their membership fee before
28 July.
 
Remember that as an EAFT member, you or your institution can:
 

  • participate with an active role at the Summits
  • publish contributions in the Newsletter and in the EAFT twitter account
  • enjoy favourable terms and discounts at events and training courses organized by EAFT
  • get updated information about relevant events and other activities through the Newsletter
  • get EAFT support for organizing local terminology events

 

ARTICLES


Why words Matter? By TermCoord
 
The study of language has witnessed the birth of insightful theories relating to the link between language and perceptionidentity and social relations. Some of these theories have been praised and followed, as well as contested and refuted by different scholars coming from various fields of knowledge over the years.
 
Read full article here.

Agenda

2017

LSP 2017 21st Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes 
28-30 June 2017
Bergen
Norway

International Terminology Summer School
10-14 July
Cologne
Germany

Realiter 2017
6-7 October
Barcelona
Catalonia

SLOVKO 2017
25-27 October
Bratislava
Slovakia

ELETO 2017
9-11 November
Athens
Greece

International Symposium
13-14 November
Bucharest
Romania

Suggestions
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