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ERIC Number: EJ834630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Diversity in Language: Outdoor Terminology in the Czech Republic and Britain
Turcova, Ivana; Martin, Andy; Neuman, Jan
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v5 n2 p101-117 2005
This paper reviews literature related to outdoor terminology as it is used within the languages of British English and Czech. It provides the background to the outdoors in the Czech Republic where terminology has adopted and adapted many English language outdoor terms. The paper analyses the differences and similarities between terms and deals with the problems associated with defining and explaining outdoor terms and translating the British English terms into Czech and vice versa. Semi structured interviews were conducted with British and Czech academic experts. The findings suggest that as the outdoor field develops there is a need for more understanding of the cultural, historical, and geographical differences between concepts and terminology used in both English and non-English speaking countries, for example, the specific indigenous nature of the Czech turistika activities. (Contains 8 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; United Kingdom