Conf: Workshop TOTh 2013, Verbal and nonverbal representation in terminology, 8th November 2013, University of Copenhagen =?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=96_?=Denmark

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Oct 19 12:59:06 UTC 2013

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:43:00 +0200
From: Luc Damas <luc.damas at>
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Workshop TOTh 2013

"Verbal and nonverbal representation in terminology"


8th November 2013

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre
for Textile Research
Saxo Institute - University of Copenhagen – Denmark


It is a great pleasure to announce an international workshop on the
theme of representation of terms and definitions of concepts in verbal
as well as nonverbal forms. The ISO standard 704 "Terminology work –
principles and methods" mentions three types of designation – terms,
appellations and symbols. The last of these constitute an important aid
in international communication by transferring the information
directly. The ISO standard 10241-1 “Terminological entries – General
requirements and examples of presentation” explicitly mentions the
nonverbal representations used instead of definitions. An illustration
is sometimes more explicit than a language definition.

Verbal and nonverbal representations of concepts show up in a number of
terminologies of scientific and technical disciplines. This is
especially the case for the activities at the The Danish National
Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research which show that verbal
and nonverbal representations have been used for several millennia. In
the field of weaving, in particular, weaving representations for basic
and derived weaves are configured in diagrams and logograms, thus
collapsing designation and definition. A good example of this phenomenon
is the basic weave ”tabby” which can be designated by figures, codes and

We welcome presentations about theoretical and applied aspects of verbal
and nonverbal representations in terminology.

The TOTh workshop will begin with a presentation of the work of the The
Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research about
the verbal and nonverbal configurations in the field of textiles, and a
presentation on the concept of design as a theoretical framework by the
University of Southern Denmark, SDU.

International Scientific Committee :

Rute Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Susanne Lervad, Centre for Textile Research (CTR) and Termplus
Marie Louise Nosch, Centre for Textile Research (CTR)
Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie
Lotte Weilgaard, University of Southern Denmark, SDU
Fidelma Ní Ghallchobhair, Irish Terminology Committee
Henrik Nilsson, Terminologicentrum, TNC, Stockholm

Although registration is mandatory, participation in the workshop is
free of charge (there no registration costs). All the remaining costs
(concerning travelling, accommodation, and meals) should be supported by
the participants.

For more information send an email to Susanne Lervad (sl at

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