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Navigating Maritime Languages and Narratives

New Perspectives in English and French


Raffaella Antinucci and Maria Giovanna Petrillo

The book collects scholarly essays in the fields of English and French maritime terminology and sea literature. It focuses on the linguistic, literary and cultural exploration of the sea, considering new directions for research in the vast domain of «thalassology». Structured into two sections, which reflect its two main areas of enquiry (terminological and literary) and cultural standpoints (Anglophone and Francophone), the collection breaks new ground in approaching the study of the sea from different perspectives and through the use of novel methodological tools. In particular, the theoretical framework and working instruments of corpus linguistics are recurrently applied, not only to the investigation of contemporary maritime terminology but also to the interpretation of literary and musical texts, thus combining quantitative and qualitative analysis. Indeed, interdisciplinarity and dialogism inform the volume, which invites its readers to set sail on a journey across different disciplinary and linguistic seas, and to explore the protean nature of maritime terminology and imagery.

Ce volume recueille des contributions de terminologie et littérature anglaise et française dans le domaine maritime. Le but principal est d'envisager de nouvelles pistes de recherche dans le vaste domaine de la «thalassologie», d'un point de vue linguistique, littéraire et culturel. Divisé en deux sections reflétant les principaux domaines d'investigation (terminologie et littérature) dans une optique anglophone et francophone, ce volume ouvre de nouvelles perspectives dans l'étude du domaine de la mer sous différents angles et à l'aide de nouveaux outils méthodologiques. En particulier, le cadre théorique et les instruments de travail de la linguistique de corpus sont appliqués non seulement en ce qui concerne l'étude de la terminologie maritime contemporaine, mais aussi en ce qui concerne l'interprétation des textes littéraires et musicaux, combinant de cette manière l'analyse quantitative et qualitative. En effet, l'interdisciplinarité et le dialogisme sont à la base de ce volume qui invite ses lecteurs à parcourir un voyage à travers différentes nuances disciplinaires et linguistiques du domaine en question et à analyser le caractère protéiforme de la terminologie maritime et de l'imagerie.

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3 Une excursion terminolinguistique dans la géomorphologie côtière (Silvia Domenica Zollo)


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3 Une excursion terminolinguistique dans la géomorphologie côtière


The article presents a descriptive, terminological, and linguistic classification of the geomorphological nomenclature of the coastal zone according to the forms of the transverse riverine profile, both of the terrestrial part and of the marine part, in relation to the levels of water and the processes that affect it. Through an interdisciplinary methodological approach, it examines the current status of the vocabulary of this domain, analysing some terms collected in a corpus of technical documents as well as glossaries and terminographic resources available online. Two objectives are linked to this research: on the one hand, the paper analyses the nomenclature and takes into account any possible case of ambiguity; on the other hand, it offers a reference resource for specialists and scholars in the field.

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