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Number 107, October 2019

EAFT General Assembly (GA) in Dublin

The EAFT GA will take place on 29 November in Foras na Gaeilge  in conjunction with ToTH workshop. We encourage all EAFT members to actively participate in the GA. The formal convocation, agenda, proxy vote form and all other relevant documents are available on the EAFT website.
Any comments or suggestions you would like to put forward are welcome. Please contact the Secretariat if you need any particular information about the General Assembly


Date: Thursday, 29 November 2019
Time: 17:30--18:30
Place: Foras na Gaeilge, 66 Amiens St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 H275
Note: Remember to use your proxy vote form if you are not able to attend.


Next Board meeting

The next Board meeting will take place in Dublin on 29 November in Dublin City University (All Hallows Campus). Among other topics, the agenda includes the planning of the next EAFT Summit in Dublin and the activity plan for the first half of 2020. If you want any particular issue to be addressed at this meeting, please contact the EAFT Secretariat (

EAFT Summit 2020

The next EAFT Summit will be held in Dublin City University, Ireland on 19-20 November 2020 under the theme 'Terminology in Challenging Circumstances'. It is being jointly hosted by the Gaois research group at Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge and by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS).
Information about the theme, programme, accommodation, registration, etc. will be made available here. If you would like to be kept informed about the Summit, please send an email to

M. Teresa Cabré nominated International Member of Standardization Centre and Linguistic Policy of China

M. Teresa Cabré, invited for the National Committee of Chinese Languages, has been nominated International Member of Standardization Centre and Linguistic Policy of China distinguished for her expertise in applied linguistics, lexicography and terminology.
A linguist and philologist, M. Teresa Cabré currently directs the Pompeu Fabra Chair created in 2014. She joined Pompeu Fabra University in 1994 and founded UPF’s University Institute for Applied Linguistics (IULA) of which she was its first head.

She holds the presidency of the Academy of Catalan Language and since this October she holds also the presidency of the Supervisory Council in Termcat, and still teaches and researches actively. She is currently linked to the University as an emeritus full professor.

VAKKI symposium

The 40-year anniversary symposium of VAKKI (Finland) is on February 6-7, 2020. The symposium is arranged under the theme of Workplace Communication.

Call for papers information can be found here.
As for section presentations and posters, please submit your abstracts (max. 300 words) to by December 3rd, 2019.
The VAKKI symposium in Vaasa will be one of EAFTs activities in 2020 together with the EAFT Summit in Dublin. A board meeting & terminology workshop will be organized in connection with the Symposium. Further details will be provided in the next issues.

Terminalia Call for Papers

You may upload your submissions of original articles directly at Article submission, or send them to (Scaterm):

For issue 22 (December 2020): until the 31st of December 2019
For issue 23 (June 2021): until the 31st of January 2020

7th Conference on academic Estonian ‘Globalised Sciences in Estonian’ (VII eesti teaduskeele konverents „Eestikeelne ja üleilmne teadus“)

Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, 21st November 2019.
The conference, celebrating the Year of Estonian Language, is organised by Tallinn University, Estonian Academy of Sciences and Mother Tongue Society. The working language of the conference is Estonian.
More information (in Estonian) is available on the website of the Centre for Academic Estonian at Tallinn University (Tallinna Ülikooli teaduskeelekeskus)

Terminology in the Dutch speaking countries

TiNT-day (Terminology in the Dutch speaking Countries) will take place on Friday November 29th, in Leiden (NL) . The subject is ‘Dutch professional terminology?!’
For all information:
Lectures and workshops in Dutch.
Organization: NL-Term (

Terminology for open educational ressources (OER) and MOOCs

The need for terminological uniformity was one of the main issues highlighted during the international conference on ‘MOOCs, language learning and mobility: design, integration, reuse’ hosted by the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University (Milton Keynes, UK), as one of the partners of the project "LMOOCs for university students on the move" (MOOC2Move) funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The conference took place on 25th and 26th October 2019. Keynote speaker: Anna Comas-Quinn, the Open University (photo: at the speaker’s desk). Conference directors: Tita Beaven (photo: presenting the keynote speaker) and Mara Fuertes Gutiérrez (Open University, UK).

Conference Programme  here :


Members subscription. Final reminder

EAFT annual member subscription for 2019. Last call before the GA!

Please confirm your individual or institutional subscription before 15 November. It is very important, for the sustainability of the Association, that all members pay their membership fee.

Book review

Challenges of Terminology Strategy in the Hungarian Language Area
L’Harmattan-OFFI Ltd., Budapest, 218 p., ISBN 978-963-414-516-5;
Dóra Mária Tamás
The handbook is based on the presentations of the conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the 9th March 2018, organised jointly by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church of Hungary, the Terminology Research Group (TERMIK), the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd (OFFI Ltd), the Council of Hungarian Terminology, co-founded with UNESCO (MaTT) and the Hungarian Language Strategy Institute. The UNESCO Guidelines for Terminology Policies (2005) served as the starting point for the studies.
The articles cover the most important areas of language and terminology strategy with the focus progressing from broader to narrower topics, including European best practices, standards and trends, the situation of the Hungarian minority language communities in the neighbouring countries, the online termbases as means of terminology strategy and the specific domain of medical terminology. In the closing article some principles and actions were summarised in the field of terminology strategy. The volume ends with the Appendix containing the Hungarian translation of The Brussels Declaration ‒ for international cooperation on terminology (EAFT 2002) and the Unesco Guidelines (2005).
The handbook was edited by Ágota Fóris and Andrea Bölcskei, university professors of Károli University, and the publication was financed by OFFI Ltd. The authors come from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and universities, and include linguists outside the borders of Hungary and terminologists doing practical work as well. The book is in Hungarian, while the table of contents, the foreword and the abstracts are in also English.



Conference on terminology
Scientific, administrative and educational dimensions of terminology
17-18 October
Institute of the Lithuanian Language

12th Conference on Hellenic Language and Terminology: Medical terminology, yesterday—today—tomorrow, ELETO
7–9 November

DGLFLF Workshop
Pour des sciences en français et en d'autres langues
15 November

7th Conference on Academic Estonian
Estonian Academy of Sciences
21 November

ToTH Workshop: “Term Formation”
29 November

General Assembly
29 November


VAAKI Symposium
6-7 February

EAFT Summit
19-20 November

The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe. It is designed to further plurilingualism through terminology, to provide a European platform for promoting and professionalising terminological activities and improving awareness of them, and to liaise and cooperate actively with relevant organisations, associations and institutions.

Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could help us accomplish our mission or 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.

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