Workshop Terminological definitions and their sources by Rute Costa


On the 4th December 2014, the Portuguese terminologist and teacher Rute Costa was in Luxembourg to give a one-day workshop about the importance of definitions and their sources. From 9am to 5:30pm Costa explained the importance of the training of experts, the validation of terms, concepts and definitions. Furthermore, she enlighten the public of the linguistic dimension, giving the perspective of Eugen Wuster (1985), connecting the issues the he raised to current terminology issues. For example, the attempt to establish communication without mistakes and ambiguities; the prescriptive approach to language; the conceptual and methodological fondaments of the planification of language; and the development of guidelines adapted to the professional communication. Costa when deeply into the basic terms of terminology, pointing out the differences between concept and term, and how they are both fundamental for terminological work. These are just a few of the topics that were discussed during this workshop. The presentation can be found below if you are interested in learning more.

Professor Rute Costa is a professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). In 2001 she obtained a PhD in Terminology at the same University. Since 2010, with Christophe Roche (Université de Savoie) she is responsible for the TOTh training held every year in June in France in conjunction with the TOTh conferences: Terminology and Ontologies: Theories and applications. She now teaches a permanent course of Terminology on the Master of Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at the University of Luxembourg.

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