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How much terminological theory do we need for practice? An old pedagogical dilemma in a new field

Korkas, V and Rogers, MA (2010) How much terminological theory do we need for practice? An old pedagogical dilemma in a new field In: Terminology in Everyday Life. Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp. 123-136. ISBN 9027223378

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Abstract

The relationship between theory and practice is a particularly pertinent one for newly-emerging academic subject fields such as Translation Studies and Terminology Studies, as translation and terminology/terminography/specialised lexicography are activities originally rooted in practice over millennia. In this chapter a number of issues related to this relationship are addressed in the context of advanced specialised translation programmes (postgraduate or year 5). Starting from a consideration of how ‘theory’ as a concept can be variously interpreted by students and practitioners alike, the goals of courses in terminology management for translation purposes are reviewed in order to identify the potential contribution of terminological theory. In this, it is argued that certain aspects of theory can help to inform decisions of practice and that the crucial question may be one of pedagogical presentation rather than ‘does theory matter?’

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > Languages and Translation
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Korkas, VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rogers, MAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2010
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:26
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/749046

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