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The European Association for Terminology (EAFT) celebrates its 5th Terminology Summit from 12 - 13 November 2010 at the Károli Gáspár University in Budapest, Hungary


SUMMIT 2010 - European Association for Terminology (EAFT)
12 - 13 November 2010
Károli Gáspár University
Budapest, Hungary

"We all know that we are living in a very economically, socially and environmentally troubled and changing world where the media play a leading role. Every day we can see the emergence of new ways of communicating although their attendant issues and functioning may not yet be clearly identified. Some would consider that “the Community” is the only owner of knowledge, and especially communicative and linguistic knowledge. So, one could wonder how terminologists could grasp the quality flag in order to command respect regarding their know-how and their practice and be recognized as the real base of all knowledge in our global and multipolar society. 

Thus, as self-proclaimed specialists of concepts and terms and, indeed, of the pertaining spectrum of variation, we chose to try to examine how to apply “quality” to all our practices, actions and teachings. 

  • Is today’s quality different from yesterday’s?
  • What should tomorrow’s quality be like?
  • What have automation and quality to do with each other?
  • How can we improve terminological practices?
  • How can terminology, as it is just one link of the specialised communication chain, command the whole linguistic quality process?
  • How can we withstand the immediate requirements of profitability?
  • In these circumstances, how can we manage our relations with linguistic service providers and big international organisations?
  • How can we integrate a new approach to quality in our training?
  • Which role should professional associations play as far as quality is concerned?
  • After the « Declaration on linguistic diversity », should we write a « Declaration on terminological quality »?

These are the questions we would like to discuss during the presentations and the debates which will focus on the following four sub-themes:

TermNet will be represented with the topics terminology, industry and business.

For more information about this conference, program and registration go to: http://alknyelvport.nytud.hu/summit-2010

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