ERIC Number: ED317030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
La Terminologie de la telematique: modes de formation des unites neonymiques et des unites lexicalisees, et analyse des difficultes d'ordre notionnel (synonymie et homonymie) (The Terminology of Videotex: The Methods of Formation of Neonyms and Lexicalized Units, and Analysis of Notional Difficulties-Synonyms and Homonymns). Publication K-6.
An analysis of a corpus of 252 specialized terms relating to the field of videotex, 144 in French and 108 in English, is presented in this document. The methods by which these terms are formed in both languages is examined, focusing on whether the terms have a linguistic basis in the French language or are borrowed from English. The differences between terms that have been lexicalized and terms that have not been lexicalized (neonyms) are explored. The first chapter discusses theoretical aspects of terminology and the use of terminology in the field of videotex. The second chapter outlines the methodology of the study, and the third chapter reports the study's findings concerning neonyms and lexicalisms, addressing these processes individually: formation of acronyms; syntagmatic grouping; borrowing; derivation; and a category of processes including blending, spelling changes with and without morphological value, and semantic formation. The fourth chapter presents an analysis of the phenomenon of synonyms and homonyms, looking at the content of the terms rather than their formation. Four bibliographies are included: one pertaining to lexicography in general, one to the linguistic study of terminology, and two on videotex, in French and in English. An index of terms in the corpus and notes on those terms are also appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: English, Etymology, Foreign Countries, French, Language Patterns, Language Role, Lexicology, Linguistic Borrowing, Linguistic Theory, Videotex, Vocabulary
International Center for Research on Bilingualism, Par Casault-Universite Laval, Quebec GIK 7P4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.