TermCoord would like to draw your attention to the 5th joint seminar CVC-Termisti, which will take place in Brussels on 20 April 2012.
(CVC is the Centre for Special Language Studies and Communication at the Erasmus University, Brussels, and Termisti is the applied linguistics research centre of the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes, Brussels.)
The title of the seminar is: Culture-bound terminology and the process of harmonization: Research questions and methodologies.
New approaches in terminology theory express doubts about the value of standardization. Eliminating polysemy and synonymy in terminology in order to achieve the ideal of univocity has been seen as interference in the natural language processes, but the standardization of terminology by an authoritative body could be very useful for the development of an international or global overarching legal order.
Speakers will highlight several issues related to culture-bound terminology in the process of harmonization. Questions related to EU legislation and EU legal language will also be discussed, for example by Mattia Derlén, whose topic is ‘Multilingual interpretation of European Union law from a practical legal perspective’, while Katia Peruzzo will talk about potential translation pitfalls in EU legal terminology.
You can find more detailed information and the full programme here: http://taalkunde.ehb.be/cvc/events/seminar2012
If you wish to attend this seminar, you can register before the 6th of April 2012.