Subject: Terminology and terminography
Course: Introduction to terminology and terminography
ECTS-credits: 3
Language: Croatian (English)
Duration: 1 semester
Status: elective
Method of teaching: lecture (2 hrs.); class discussion based on readings
Prerequisite: none
Assessment: oral exam, three quizzes during the course; classroom participation

Course description:
The course introduces students to the understanding of terminology as theoretical discipline and applied knowledge. Topics: basic notions and the interdisciplinary character of the field; the relation between lexicology and terminology; the relation of concept and term - both in monolingual and multilingual context; the terminological unit. Practical methods of terminography are introduced and explained. The role of international standards is pointed out and principles of construction of terminological banks elaborated. Terminographic procedures in the context of  computation technology and terminology management systems are discussed.

Course objectives:
Students will acquire the understanding of terminology as a field of theoretical and applied knowledge and develop awareness of the need (especially in the Croatian context) for the standardization of field terminologies and of international harmonization of terminological systems in the framework of language planning.
They will be acquainted with basic principles of terminographic work.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Cabré, M. T. (1998) Terminology (Theory, methods and applications), Amsterdam/ Philadelphia; John Benjamins
2. ISO Recommendation R 1087:1969 Vocabulary of Terminology
3. Mihaljević, M. (1998) Terminološki priručnik, Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada
4. (Nazivlje – rječnik (ISO 1087) 1996, Državni zavod za normizaciju i mjeriteljstvo
5. Sager, J. (1990) A Practical Course in Terminology Processing, John Benjamins, Amsterdam

Additional reading list:
1. Antia, B. E. (2000) Terminology and Language Planning, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins
2. Rey, A. (1995) Essays on Terminology, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins
3. Temmerman, R. (2000) Towards New Ways of Terminology Description, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins
4. Wright, S. E. and G.Budin (1997) Handbook of terminology management. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co. 2 Volumes
5. Wüster, E., Introduction to the General Theory of Terminology and Terminological Lexicography, Springer, Vienna, 1979 (or in German, French or Spanish)