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International Journal of the Sociology of Language

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Volume 2015, Issue 232


Chinese IT terminology management in Hong Kong

Aman Chiu / Björn H. Jernudd
Published Online: 2015-01-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2014-0043


This article discusses IT terms and terminology management in Hong Kong from the perspective of Language Management Theory (Jernudd and Neustupný 1987, 1991; Jernudd and Nekvapil 2012; Nekvapil 2012). The noting, evaluating, adjusting and implementing of IT terms are examined in the context of lexical innovation (through translation) in the contact situation that Hong Kong represents. It describes the management of Chinese IT terms by agencies in Hong Kong and also discusses the efficacy of standardization of terminology as an agency goal in view of the potential of noting inadequacies of terminology in actual discourse.

Keywords: Chinese terminology; terminology management; terminology standardization; norms and variants; cross-regional communications

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Published Online: 2015-01-30

Published in Print: 2015-03-01

Citation Information: International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Volume 2015, Issue 232, Pages 79–101, ISSN (Online) 1613-3668, ISSN (Print) 0165-2516, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2014-0043.

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