[lg policy] Fwd: terminology planning

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 13 13:48:05 UTC 2010

Dear list-members,

In the following forwarded message, a researcher who has done interesting
work on terminology planning expresses his interest in continuing work
in the west before returning to Iran.  I have explored possibilities for this
locally, but have not found any.  If anyone on this list knows of any
please let me know, and I will forward the message to him, and I will forward
his CV to you.

I am keeping his identity anonymous for the time being.



---------- Forwarded message ----------

Dear Schiffman,

I am doing a PhD in Terminology under the supervision of Dr. Teresa
Cabre at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. A summary of my thesis
entitled ''Towards a Model for Terminology Planning'' comes as

This research is based on the hypothesis that all terminological
activities are founded upon some fundamental principles which may be
manifested in variations, parameters. Therefore, it is going to mine
principles and parameters, with half an eye on terminology theories,
and to measure to what extent the latter could be generalized and
finally to put them into planning circulation to arrive at a model for
terminology. The research gains an advantage of employing both library
method and field research. It is a qualitative research by carrying
out a multiple-case study and using a maximum variation sampling
technique for gathering data: Termcat, TNC, DGLFLF and the Academy of
Persian Language and Literature (APLL). Because of its comparative
method, it leads to a semi-structured interview concentrating on
macro- and micro-structures of the target organizations. The former
cover their linguistic and non-linguistic features: what they have,
what they do not have and what they are trying to achieve. And the
latter deals with how a terminology planning project is actualized in
a real context.

To do this, I have visited Termcat, TNC and DGLFLF and I experienced
working at the Academy of Persian Language and Literature in Iran.
Also I gave a lecture at the LSP conference 2009 at the University of
Aarhus and I presented an article at the conference of TKE?2010 in
Dublin based on my PhD project.

I spent two years on the thesis and during this time I enjoyed a
scholarship from the University Institute of Applied Linguistics
(IULA) but unfortunately it will expire in September. For this reason,
I contact you to know whether your department/institute offers any job
or financial support.

Please find the enclosed attachment; it is my CV.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards!

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