Rita Temmerman is professor in translation and terminology studies at the Department of Applied Linguistics of Erasmus University College, Brussels and a research professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Leuven. Based on case studies on categorisation and naming in the life sciences (DNA technology) she developed the sociocognitive terminology theory. In 2000, she published Toward New Ways of Terminology Description. The Sociocognitive Approach (John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philiadelphia).
Her main research interests pertain to: terminology theory and terminology management, cognition and semantics, translation theory, metaphor studies, dynamic systems in language, intercultural and plurilingual communication.
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