Elements of terminology
The course objective is to provide students with the elements of terminology. At the completion of the course, a student should have a well-rounded knowledge of terminology, definitions, semantics, and pragmatics. Each applies to scientific or cultural terms.
The course is built upon the ongoing studies performed by linguists around the world and here at Wikiversity.
In line with the Wikiversity ideal of learning by doing are several participatory activities.
The course content is layered from a secondary education level, which benefits from the Wikipedia project, through the university level with inclusion of experimentation, some of which is here at Wikiversity.
The course carries an invitation to the primary level learner or teacher.
A working knowledge of English is beneficial. Additional learning resources involving other languages are included.
This course is dynamic in the sense that lectures already exist and are being expanded. Quizzes for each lecture are being created. The course becomes longer and involves more learning and resources as it expands. It is to be limited only by the number of resources and activities the student wishes to enjoy. At its maximum expansion, the course is equivalent to a one semester advanced undergraduate course. Hypotheses are included to entice the student, teacher, or participant to enjoy their investigation.
Each component resource has a level of content icon following it that relates to a total number of bytes of approximately 100 kb, a lecture with a rating of C has at least 91 kb with a maximum of about 150 kb:
- This resource is a stub, which means that pretty well nothing has been done yet. 0-5%.
- This resource is just getting off the ground. Please feel welcome to help! 6-15%.
- Been started, but most of the work is still to be done - 16-30%.
- About halfway there. You may help to clarify and expand it - 31-45%.
- Almost complete, but you can help make it more thorough - 46-60%.
- Ready for testing by learners and teachers. Please begin! 61-75%.
- This resource is considered to be ready for use - 76-90%. R
- This resource has reached a high level of completion - 91-100%. C
Lectures are about individual topics that contribute to our understanding and use of terminology.
- Dominant group/Relative synonyms
- Elements of terminology
- Greek terminology
- Latin terminology
- Rigorous definition
- Scientific terminology
- Theory of definitions
- Universal translators
Articles contain applications of various components of semantics and terminology to specific topics.
A laboratory is a special activity for you to experience aspects of terminology.
Lessons give the students an opportunity to decide various situations and positions, and to learn about different fields.
Each problem set focuses on a terminology puzzle with up to five problems for you to solve, or challenges for you to meet or exceed.
Quizzes are upon the content of lectures, articles and lessons for this course, but include a few from other courses where understanding of terminology is important.
- Control group/Quiz
- Dominant group/Quiz
- Elements of terminology/Quiz
- Greek terminology/Quiz
- Language families/Quiz
- Latin terminology/Quiz
- Proof of concept/Quiz
- Radiation astronomy/Quiz
- Rigorous definition/Quiz
- Scientific terminology/Quiz
- Theory of definition/Quiz
- Two-word terms/Quiz
- Universal English pronunciation/Quiz
- Universal translators/Quiz
- Cosmic View
- Molecules, Cells and Systems
- Muscles terminology
- Nonkilling Human Biology
- Software testing and quality assurance
- Swedish computer terminology
- Swedish geography terminology
- Swedish grammar terminology
- Swedish mathematical terminology
- Swedish medical terminology
- Specific terminology elements can be described.
- Uwe Muegge (2007). "Disciplining words: What you always wanted to know about terminology management". Tcworld (tekom) (3): 17–19. http://www.tekom.de/upload/alg/tcworld_307.pdf.
- Sonneveld, H, Loenning, K: (1994): Introducing terminology, in Terminology, p. 1-6
- Wright, S.E.; Budin, G.: (1997): Handbook of Terminology Management, Volume 1, Basic Aspects of Terminology Management, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, John Benjamins 370 pp.
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