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'Complèxics-12' Seminar

Complexics-12

Seminars for transdisciplinarity


The twelfth seminar of the series Complexics, Complexics-12, will be on 29th March 2017, at 18:00 h., in Sala de professors in Josep Carner building at the Universitat de Barcelona. This seminar will include the following session:

- De com vaig construir una teoria o la necessitat de donar compte d'un objecte complex [How I constructed a theory or the need to finally understand a complex object] (video)

  By Teresa Cabré

PhD in Romance Philology from the University of Barcelona

Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra

President of the Philological Section of the Institute of Catalan Studies (Institut d'Estudis Catalans)

M. Teresa Cabré Castellví has a PhD in Romance Philology from the University of Barcelona (1977) and she is an Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She is also the president of the Philological Section of the Institute of Catalan Studies. She was the founder and the first director of Termcat, between 1985 and 1989. She created and directed the Institute for Applied Linguistics (IULA) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra between 1994 and 2004. In the framework of the IULA, she is the founder of the research group IULATERM (Lexicon, terminology, specialized discourse and linguistic engineering) and the director of the Observatory of Neology since its creation in 1988. Her research is focused on lexicology, terminology, specialized speech and neologisms. Among her publications, it can be outlined  La terminologia: La teoria, els mètodes, les aplicacions  (1992) (translated into Spanish, English and French), A l’entorn de la paraula(1994) and La Terminología: Representación y comunicación  (1999). She was awarded with the Narcís Monturiol Medal for scientific merit for his dedication to teaching and research at the University of Barcelona and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and for her contribution to the development of the Catalan applied linguistics basically in lexicography and terminology (1996) and, in 2015, the Government of Catalonia awarded her with the Cross of St. George. Academically, she has won the award of the Social Council of the University Pompeu Fabra in Teaching Quality(2009) and she is Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universidad Ricardo Palma (Lima, 2006), honorary professor at the University of Women Sacred Heart (Lima, 2006) and an honorary member of the School of translators of Peru (Lima, 2006). At the international level, she has been awarded with the international prize Wüster Eugen (2007) and has been recognized as the Order of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of the French Republic (2008) . 

Summary

The terminology as an object of knowledge was treated from the first third of the twentieth century by E. Wüster. This object was described on a simplistic and idealistic basis and it constituted the dominant conception in terminology practically until the nineties. This proposal began to be questioned with the progress of cognitive sciences and the introduction of linguistic approaches of social and communicative basis. Then, the question arisen was whether an object could be considered from many and diverse points of view. The attempt to answer this question led me to formulate a set of principles and conditions that allow and force a linguistic theory of terms next to other theories.



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