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CNAA / Theses / 2019 / July /

Terminologization, determinologization and reterminologization in Romanian (based on sports vocabulary)

Author: Luca Aliona
Degree:doctor of philology
Speciality: 10.02.01 - Romanian Language
Scientific adviser: Ana Vulpe
doctor, associate professor (docent), Institute of Philology


The thesis was presented on the 23 July, 2019
Approved by NCAA on the 6 December, 2019


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term, terminology, terminological system, specialized vocabulary, specialized lexis, scientific text, semantic evolution, semantic process, sports language, lexico-semantic analysis, componential analysis, stratification, lexical innovations, linguistic phenomenon, terminologization, determinologization, reterminologization


Volume and structure of the thesis. The thesis consists of: introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 198 titles, 5 annexes, 184 basic text pages, 7 figures, 3 tables. The results of the research are published in 12 scientific papers.

Field of study: 621-04- Lexicology and lexicography; terminology and specialized languages; traductology (Romanian) The purpose of the research is to analyze and describe complexly the terminologization, determinologization and reterminologization processes in Romanian, based on the lexical system of sport, at the contemporary stage of its evolution.

Objectives of the research: determination of specialized languages in the general system of language, the characteristics of the specialized texts and the structure of the terminological systems, determining the criteria for the classification of the terminological units and the optimal criteria for the classification of sports terms; complex research of linguistic phenomena terminologization, determinologization, reterminologization and determination of the specificity and mechanisms of semantic remodelling of the sports vocabulary compared to other specialized languages; the lexico-semantic and structural-semantic analysis of the sports terminology system; the determination of the application domains and the conceptual ones generating sports terms; identifying the new meanings and expressive potentials of the lexical units in the sports language, trained in terminologization, determinologization and reterminologization processes, highlighting the interaction of sports language with other specialized languages.

The scientific novelty and originality resides in the complex analysis of the processes of semantic evolution of sports terms in Romanian through the linguistic phenomena terminologization, determinologization, reterminologization, insufficiently studied in Romanian linguistics, approach that could be applied to other terminological systems. It was also argued a new vision on reterminologization and interdisciplinarity phenomena.

The obtained results that contribute to the solving of an important scientific problem: a complex research of the linguistic phenomena terminologization, determinologization, reterminologization was carried out, which contributed to revealing the specifics of forming the processes of sports terminology system and its interaction with the common language and other specialized languages in the current Romanian language.

The theoretical significance of the work consists in the fact that the semantic evolution of the specialized vocabulary, including the sports one, through the terminologization, determinologization and reterminologization phenomena, can be further researched both in a national linguistic framework and in the aspect of the internationalization of the Romanian language, the classification of some Romanian sports terms in the international circuit, as well as the research of the international common fund of lexical units in the aimed field.

The applicative value of the paper is the possibility to use the results of the research to develop a theoretical terminology course of Romanian language, to complete the lexicographic and terminographic works in Romanian with new elements and meanings, to translate specialized texts, and also to constitute an addition to the creation of the database of the current general vocabulary of the Romanian in the Republic of Moldova. The acquired material can serve as the basis for a methodical guideline for specialists in the field of physical education and sports and for the development of a small explanatory dictionary of sports terms.

Implementation of scientific results. The results of the research have been reflected in the reports presented at national and international scientific meetings (colloquia, conferences, congresses) and published in their material collections, as well as in specialized journals edited in the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.