How Researchers in Specialised Varieties of English Can Benefit from Focusing on Terms
ies that have shaped scientific fields; terms can also be consid- ered as barometers of the evolution of knowledge in a specific field and of a changing social environment. Whoever thought terms were only interesting for their definitions or for translation purposes will no doubt be surprised at the insights that can be gained from considering them from a different angle and for other purposes. ISBN 978-3-0343-1435-0 Catherine Resche is a full-time Professor of English for economics at Panthéon-Assas-Paris 2 Univer- sity. A member of CELTA (Centre de Linguistique théorique et appliquée) at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), she heads the “terminology and specialised discourse” research group in applied linguistics. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on terminology, neology, metaphor and genre and discourse analysis. li176 li176 Studies in Language and CommunicationLinguistic Insights Pe te r La ng Catherine Resche Economic Terms and Beyond: Capitalising on the Wealth of Notions www.peterlang.com li 176 How Researchers in Specialised Varieties of English Can Benefit from Focusing on Terms C at he ri ne R es ch e • E co no m ic T er m s an d B ey on d: C ap it al is in g on t he W ea lt h of N ot io ns This book, which is aimed at researchers in special- ised varieties of English, provides an illustration of how linguists can use terms, i.e. the expression of concepts in specialised fields, as entry points to ex- plore any...
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