Session VI

5.12.02 (Handout [revised version with solutions])

 

In this session we will deal with the practical issues related to the making of glossaries and term banks. We will look at a wide variety of examples, such as  TERMIUM, the English-French termbank of the Canadian government, and MULTITERM, a widely-used software package for terminology processing. We will also discuss Internet glossaries and term banks (see Section 6 of the bibliography).

 

Assignment: Compile a bilingual glossary entry for the terms economic growth and Wirtschaftswachstum. Use the following model (cf. article 12 in your reader for concrete examples):

 

Subject

Economics

 

Term

economic growth

Wirtschaftswachstum

Definition

The expansion of the output of an economy, usually expressed in terms of the increase of national income.

 

Reference

A Concise Dictionary of Business, 125

 

Usage

Collocations and Phraseology:

+ ADJ:

+ V:

...

 

 

Examples:

 

Kollokationen und Phraseologismen:

+ ADJ:

+ V:

...

 

Beispiele:

Related terms

growth, ...

Wachstum, ...

 

The entry should be based on general reference works (encyclopedias, textbooks, etc.) as well as on the concordances we discussed in a previous session.