Call for Papers: Terminology as a Societal Resource

Project member Marita Kristiansen is a member of the scientific committee of a forthcoming special issue of the journal Terminology International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication. The special issue will focus on Terminology as a Societal Resource: Possibilities and Responsibilities in a Changing World.

The special issue will examine challenges and contributions of terminological work in a societal context:

The purpose of this special issue is to clarify how institutional actors act and interact in terminological questions in a societal frame of reference. The articles are expected to identify various possibilities and responsibilities in terminological work as a linguistic infrastructure in different societies and contexts in the past, today and in the future. The special issue presents new knowledge about the mechanisms in terminological processes and investigates terminology regulation work. It also promotes enhanced understanding of the significance of terminological work and of linguistic resources inherent in various languages for special purposes.

The deadline for contributions is November 15, 2019.