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Number 116, Summer 2020


EAFT Summit 2020 in Dublin. Postponed

The EAFT board has concluded that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be impossible to hold the EAFT Summit this November.
We have set a new date of 25–26 November 2021. The venue and theme remain the same. More information will be provided here

ITAs and General Assembly 2020

The International Terminology Awards (ITAs) 2020 will be presented at an online ceremony in November 2020, and we hope you will join us there. The General Assembly will also be done online and we will provide you with more information about this after the summer.

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on national languages in academic research and higher education,Tallinn, Estonia, 8-9 October 2020

The European Union promotes multilingualism and cultural diversity. English has however become a predominant language in scientific research and publishing, while the internationalisation of higher education is often reduced to using more and more English as a language of instruction at universities.
The Centre for Academic Estonian (teaduskeelekeskus) at Tallinn University is pleased to invite you to the second international conference on
ational languages in academic research and higher education, to be held in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia and EAFT-AET. The aim of the event is to discuss the current situation of national languages in the globalising world of science, dealing with the successes and problems of using national or state languages in academia. We welcome discussion on the contemporary tendencies of using diverse mother tongues for academic research and higher education of any speciality, and on different solutions on how to reach a sustainable balance between national and international, multilingual, scientific work and communication.
The working languages of the conference will be Estonian and English, with simultaneous interpreting available.

Dictionary of Sustainable Mobility

The Diccionari de mobilitat sostenible (‘Dictionary of Sustainable Mobility’) brings together almost one hundred and seventy terms in this first version, which is expected to increase each year. It is an ongoing work, which has called on several specialists from various organizations for the more complex terminological cases.

The terms come from various sources, particularly the Vocabulaire panlatin du développement durable, by Realiter, where TERMCAT added Catalan forms; this vocabulary is the original source of a quarter of the terms presented, here completed with definitions, notes and other equivalents.
Each terminological entry contains the preferred denomination in Catalan and the corresponding synonyms, if any; equivalents in Spanish, French, Italian and English; a definition in Catalan; and explanatory notes when necessary. It also includes the thematic area or areas each term belongs to.

Infographic: Mobilitat sostenible: Vehicles viaris

Commission for neology and terminology in ARLP

ARLP, Agince d'el région pour el langue picarde (l’Agence régionale de la langue picarde), has a commission for neology and terminology, which works to enrich Picard with terms in various scientific domains. The first three domains which have been discussed in the Commission are school terminology, garden terminology and terminology in the new technologies.

Online Terminology Programme by IULATERM

Registrations for the new edition (2020-2022) of the Online Terminology Programme are open. The program, which has a duration of two academic years, will start on the 14th October 2020 and it will end by the 30th September 2022.
The Online Terminology Program is a postgraduate UPF-specific course offered since 2003 by the IULATERM group from the Institute for Applied Linguistics of the Pompeu Fabra University. 
Further information in the website.


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 ( or before the 15th of the month if you want to make sure your contribution is included in that month’s newsletter.

EAFT annual member subscription for 2020. Reminder

Invoices related to the EAFT annual membership subscription for 2020 have been sent. Please confirm your individual or institutional subscription before 24 August. It is very important, for the sustainability of the Association, that all members pay their membership fee.
Remember that as an EAFT member, you or your institution can:
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Do not forget to let us know who is your EAFT contact person, especially if that has changed since last year.

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Book review
by Susanne Lervad

The Hammerum Burial Site – Customs and Clothing in the Roman Iron Age,
Eds. Tinna Møbjerg, Ulla Mannering, Hans Rostholm and Lise Ræder Knudsen.
Museum Midtjylland og Jutland Archeological Society 2019
ISBN : 978-87-93423-23-7 Price 300 DKK


Verbal and nonverbal representation of archeological concepts – the terminology work at the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen

Complete review here!



OTTIAQ Congress
25 September

Realiter (online)
1-2 October

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education
8-9 October

XXX Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Terminology (Ass.I.Term)
15-16 October

16-17 November

Conference TOTh
26-27 November


EAFT Summit
25-26 November
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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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