17.1090, Qs: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages

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Subject: 17.1090, Qs: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages

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Date: 11-Apr-2006
From: José Álvarez < jalvar at cantv.net >
Subject: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages 

	
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Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 13:32:23
From: José Álvarez < jalvar at cantv.net >
Subject: Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages 
 


I will be involved in a project aimed at developing basic scientific
terminology in Amerindian languages of Venezuela for use in primary and
secondary schools. I am looking for references and other sources about the
process of lexicon development. I have conducted fruitless searches in the
WWW. I am fully aware that an understanding of the structure of the
language is crucial for creating new terms (for example, derivational
morphology and compounding), but I need something like general guidelines,
theory of lexicon creation, and information about current and past projects
in this area. Thank you.

José Álvarez
jalvar at cantv.net
Universidad del Zulia
Maracaibo, Venezuela 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Lexicography




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