VIA613 Terminology and Terminography

Code VIA613
Name Terminology and Terminography
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Marina Platonova, Tatjana Smirnova
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course aims at providing information on terminology creation, application and translation, as well as terminography management systems. Terminology is prevalent in the translation of special texts, where a translation of a specific term (or group of terms) is required to solve a particular translation problem. The course introduces information about electronic management of terminology, which spans a range of interdependent phases, such as organizing documentation and capturing data from running text, storing, editing, maintaining and updating data using various data structures. Throughout the course, the students are encouraged to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject as well as to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught. Students share the samples of compiling personal term data bank for peer evaluation and discuss successful term creation strategies, common difficulties, and the ways of solving a variety of terminology translation related problems..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course: The primary goal of the course is to expand the students’ knowledge of both the design and user possibilities of terminology application and its management systems. Particular attention will be given to new and developing subject areas such as knowledge representation and transfer, meaning-formation and term-creation patterns, information technology tools, expert systems and terminological databases. Objectives of the course are to: • Critically examine the concept of ‘term’ and the possibilities of meaning description; • Study the principles of traditional terminology and survey new directions; • Show how the methods and principles of modern theories in the fie
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students recognize traditional terminology theories and new trends in the development of terminology science. - Students study traditional and contemporary scientific literature on terminology and participate in seminars discussing the knowledge acquired.
Students are able to illustrate application options of principles and methods of contemporary terminology theory. - Students demonstrate theoretical knowledge acquired on terminology management methods, aims and systems, presenting reports in the lecture room. Assessment: 10 grade scale.
Students are able to study theoretical premises of terminography. - Students on the basis of terminology science premises inform the peers at seminars on particular strategies of term formation, term base compilation and other issues in the field. Assessment: 10 grade scale.
Students are able to use terminology data bases and recognize principles and methods of their compilation. - Students standardize and apply in practice theoretical knowledge acquired within the framework of professional master studies. Assessment: 10 grade scale.
Course prerequisites English language skills at level B2 according to CEFR

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