Decoding Terminological AWARENESS: Developing Terminological Competence
Research in Language 2022
Marina Platonova

In the dynamically changing scientific and academic environment it is rather difficult to imagine efficient communication among professionals in any field and across domains unless terminological deficiencies are properly addressed and solved. Bridging the existing terminological gap implies considering the issues of availability of terms, terminological work, acceptability of terms, responsibility of the respective authorities, degree of erudition of the actors, the performed needs analysis, term elaboration mechanisms, sensitivity and tolerance of the stakeholders, and last but not least, a well-defined scientific approach to term creation, harmonization and alignment across the languages. Therefore, raising terminological awareness is an essential part of curriculum at all levels of tertiary education, fundamental and/or applied research as well as vocational traineeship. It especially concerns the design of the contemporary technical translator profile, developing terminological competence and addressing the issues of cultural sensitivity and domain knowledge. The present paper aims at discussing the notion of terminological awareness and testing it against the number of the relevant terminological sub-competences a user should possess.

Terminological awareness, terminological competence, translator training, curriculum design, cognitive flexibility, act of awareness

Platonova, M. Decoding Terminological AWARENESS: Developing Terminological Competence. Research in Language, 2022, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp.327-347. ISSN 1731-7533. e-ISSN 2083-4616. Available from: doi:10.18778/1731-7533.20.4.02

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