Workshop on terminology policies

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Oct 14 15:06:39 UTC 2006

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Terminology Policies, TermNet Workshop

Date: 15-Oct-2006 - 15-Nov-2006
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Contact: Anja Drame
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://file://

Within the framework of the Terminology Week (13-17 Nov.2006, Belgium)
TermNet in cooperation with Lessius Hogeschool will organize a workshop on
this topic directed towards terminologists, decision-makers and language
professionals in organizations. In the emerging knowledge society and in
pace with fast-growing globalization more and more companies,
organizations and language communities face the need for an active,
systematic and coherent treatment of terminology.

For many language communities or governments there is a need to counter
domain loss (the use of English in preference to the main language of the
community in science and technology) generally or concerning specific
subject fields, to support language preservation activities for minority
languages or to overcome the digital divide and foster
scientific-technological and economic development in developing
communities. Companies often need to timely adress problems and special
legal implications regarding product declaration, description and
technical documentation, e-business issues such as product classification
and interoperability but also marketing and corporate identity issues in
connection with the consistent use of terminology as well as costs caused
by miscommunication through the use of inconsistent terminologies.

This workshop is presented by Infoterm, pioneer in the field of
terminology policies.

Workshop on Terminology Policies
15 November 2006, Antwerp (Lessius University College)

In this workshop reasons for developing a terminology policy and
introducing methods & principles in terminology planning will be
discussed. Participants will learn from practical case studies and develop
themselves steps and methods suitable for institutions and enterprises
that are planning to invest in the formulation and implementation of a
terminology policy. This workshop will provide sound guidance to achieve
that goal.

On completion, participants will have a clear understanding of

- the objectives and types of terminology policies,
- the policy formulation and implementation process,
- factors that facilitate of or hamper the implementation of a policy
and ways how to use or overcome them

They will be able to apply the terminology policy approach to formulate a
customized terminology policy.

Fees: participation is 150 EUR (100 EUR for students). Number of
participants are strictly limited, please register early.

Registration: Karen Foelen: karen.foelen at
Workshop Information: Anja Drame: adrame at

We hope to see you there!


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