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Number 73, September  2016

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VIII EAFT Terminology Summit (2016). Preliminary programme


EAFT, in collaboration with TermCoord, is organizing the Eighth Terminology Summit in Luxembourg on November 14-15, 2016.
 
In 2016, EAFT celebrates its 20th anniversary and it is also a Summit year. Therefore, the Summit will be a good opportunity to go back and look forward at the same time, to present both revisions of the themes of earlier Summits (to see what has happened since then) and visions of where terminology needs to go from here.

The overall topic for the summit is: Visions and revisions. The Summit will have 8 sessions which summarize the themes of the earlier Summits:
 
Session 1 COOPERATION & COLLABORATION
Session 2 SOCIAL MEDIA
Session 3 QUALITY MATTERS
Session 4 RESPONSIBILITY AND AWARENESS
Session 5 INTERACTION and DIVERSITY
Session 6 TERMINOLOGY PROFILE
Session 7 TERMINOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART/DOMAIN LOSS
Session 8 BRUSSELS DECLARATION

 
Each session will contain at least one revision and one vision related to its theme. Some areas which might appear to be missing from the above (e.g. terminology training, terminology research, terminology standardization, terminology management, terminology tools) are in fact not missing, but rather they could appear in several of the sessions.
 
There will also be open sessions addressed to those professionals who want to share their experiences on these themes in a set time.
 
Last call for registration and preliminary programme
 
Please NOTE that the Summit is open for registration. Due to the reservation system of the event venue, the deadline for registration is October 21st. The preliminary programme is available. Other important deadlines are also to be found on the Summit home page. For further details, contact the EAFT Secretariat eaft@term-aet.net.

More information available about the social events!

 

EAFT General Assembly 2016

The EAFT GA will take place on 14th November, in conjunction with the Summit. We encourage all EAFT members to actively participate in the GA. Late October all members will receive the formal convocation, the agenda and the pertaining documents.
 
Please let us know if you would like to include any particular issue in the Agenda. Comments and suggestions will be welcomed.
 

EAFT Board meeting in Zagreb

25th August an ordinary meeting of the EAFT Board took place in Zagreb. Among other topics, the agenda included the organization of the VIII International Terminology Summit, evaluation of the theses/dissertations submitted for the EAFT Awards, our 20th anniversary and the planning for the forthcoming GA.
 

The terminological responsibility of the translator – workshop by Henrik Nilsson

On the 19th of this month, Henrik Nilsson, from the Swedish Centre for Terminology, president of EAFT, held a workshop on terminological responsibility of translators in EU context at the European Parliament.

During his workshop, he analysed the key terms of terminology theory, including the term, the conceptual system, terminology work, and term creation. Read the full post.

Annual subscription

If you still have not done, please confirm your individual or institutional subscription before 17th October. 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:
 

  • participate with an active role at the summits
  • publish contributions in the Newsletter
  • enjoy favourable terms and discounts at events or trainings organized by EAFT
  • get updated information about relevant events and other activities through the Newsletter

Espais Terminològics workshop by TERMCAT. New edition


On 20th October a half‑day workshop will be organized on the creation of new terms. The workshop, “Espais Terminològics” is organized by TERMCAT and the working language is Catalan. The event could be followed up with the hashtag #Espais2016.
 

Check out the programme.
 

LSP 2017

21st Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes LSP will take place in Bergen, Norway 28-30 June 2017 under the title Interdisciplinary knowledge-making: challenges for LSP research.
 
Proposals for workshops/colloquia should be sent directly to the organisers at lsp2017@nhh.no<mailto:lsp2017@nhh.no>.
 
Important dates
 
31 December 2016 Submission deadline for abstracts
15 February 2017 Notification of acceptance
15 April 2017 Early-bird registration deadline
31 May 2017 Registration deadline
 

IulaOnline Telegram Channel 

@ IulaOnline can be also followed in the Telegram application. This channel is created to quickly spread information to our colleagues and students. It provides us also to send you terminology related topics and materials with special features of Smartphone applications and with the highest security.
 

Portal on free language resources and language technology tools

In 2015, a group of students at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (bachelor’s degree programme Product Design and Technical Communication) carried out research on technical writers’ use of tools and their information research activities. The study showed that while there are quite some free language resources (such as terminological databases) and language technology tools (such as for text analysis), no directory of these is available. In a follow-up R&D project, students and teachers have thus developed an information portal on language resources and language technology tools, which has been published.
 

PUBLICATIONS

TOTh workshop 2013. Proceedings
Toth workshop 2013 at the Centre for Textile research in Copenhagen: title: Verbal and nonverbal representation in terminology.
Edited by S.Lervad et al.
Contact Susanne Lervad to ask for a copy. Available online
 
Thesis published
Thesis defended by Abolfazl Zarnikhi and supervised by Professor Teresa Cabré was published as a book in April  by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
 

Agenda

2016

XIV International Scientific Conference Problems of Ukrainian terminology (WordWorld 2016)
29 September - 1 October 2016
Rivne
Ukraine

RITERM 2016
18-21 October
Sao Paolo
Brazil

VIII EAFT Summit - Visions and revisions
14-15 November
Luxembourg


TOTh one-day conference
25 november
Paris
France

Suggestions
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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