Quasi das Gleiche mit anderen Worten – einige terminologische und translatologische Allusionen und Illusionen

Peter A. Schmitt 1
  • 1 Leipzig


Terminology theory aims at unambiguous communication. However, as this article shows, even some established terms and concepts of terminology theory leave room for interpretation. The author, chairman of DIN standardization committee NA 105.00-01 AA (principles of terminology theory), addresses standardization (in DIN 2342) and usage of the German terms “Terminologie”, “Terminus”, “Polysemie”, “Quasisynonymie”, and “Homonymie”.

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Since its founding in 1956, Lebende Sprachen [Living Languages] has been the leading German journal for foreign languages in research and practice. It contains articles and reviews on language in general and also covers topics on specific languages and cultures, living languages and the life of language.