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A Structural-Semantic Study of Terminology from the Domain of Biomedical Engineering in English and Romanian

Author: Gobjila Natalia
Degree:doctor of philology
Speciality: 10.02.20 - Language Theory (Language Philosophy, Semiothics, Translation Theory)
Scientific adviser: Angela Grădinaru
doctor, associate professor (docent)
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 24 February, 2023 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.


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terminology, term, concept, specialised language, derivation, compounding, eponym, abbreviation, neonym, borrowing, lexical-semantic relation, polysemy, synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, meronymy


Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, a bibliography consisting of 209 titles, 2 annexes, 153 pages (body text). Research results are published in 9 scientific papers.

The aim of the research is a study of terminology from the domain of biomedical engineering in English and Romanian including structural and lexico-semantic aspects.

The objectives of the research are: to investigate the principles and fundamental aspects of terminology; to establish the characteristic features of the terminological unit as a cognitive, linguistic and communicative element; to determine the typology, methods and procedures of term formation; to carry out an analysis of the peculiarities of term formation in the domain of biomedical engineering in English and Romanian; to examine the concept of semantic relation establishing its main characteristics; to carry out the lexico-semantic analysis of terminology in the domain of biomedical engineering in English and Romanian.

The scientific novelty and originality of the research lies in revealing the peculiarities of term formation in the domain of biomedical engineering in English and Romanian by performing a structural analysis identifying the specific character of each mechanism and its manifestation, as well as performing a lexical-semantic analysis of the terminology studying the specificity of each lexical-semantic relation and its importance in the organization of concepts and structuring of information within the domain of biomedical engineering.

The result obtained, which contributes to the solution of an important scientific problem in the thesis, consists in determining the structural and lexico-semantic peculiarities of the terminology in the domain of biomedical engineering in English and Romanian through a structural-semantic study, with the result of revealing these peculiarities in the terminology of the studied languages, in order to apply them in the further study, use and management of specialized vocabulary.

The theoretical value of the research is determined by the fact that it represents an attempt to carry out as exhaustive a research as possible that would encompass the most important aspects of the study of terminology as a theoretical discipline, as well as a structural- semantic study of terminology in a constantly evolving field.

The applied value of the present research lies in the fact that the results obtained could be used to facilitate the use and management of specialised vocabulary, building and completing terminology databases related to the domain of biomedical engineering, and support the process of critical technological innovation and integration in the current social context.

The implementation of scientific results. The research results have been published in the form of scientific articles on the pages of the relevant journals at home and abroad. They have also been presented at conferences with national and international status, with papers published in their proceedings.