TRANS 105 Terminology Management & Research • 3 Cr.
Develop skills in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary building. Basic terminology in the fields of medicine, law, computers, business, and international trade are covered. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.
Description starting Summer 2017
Develop skills in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary building. Basic terminology in the fields of medicine, law, computers, business, and international trade are covered. Prerequisite: TRANS 101.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Comprehend basic terminology management theory as it applies to both translators and interpreters, including concept theory and terminology theory.
- Understand the meaning of the Triangle Model, Object Categorization, Classification of Concepts, Generic and Partitive Hierarchical Relationships, and Non-Intrinsic Relationships
- Know the difference between a Glossary and a Termbase
- Understand basic practical terminology applications, including data collection and classification, database structure and term entry structure
- Create a custom terminology management system and understand the various options for their creation: word-processors, spreadsheets, and software such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Trados Multiterm
- Understand and use sociolinguistic, geographic, temporal, and frequency labels.
- Use on-line references and tools such as bookmarks, links, and search engines. Know how to obtain highly specialized terminology data for such fields as: Computers and Software, Patents and Legal information, Business and International Trade, Medicine. Etc.