Basic Criteria for Terminology Selection in Compiling Lexicographic Model of Sociological Terminology in English

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The article describes the process of terminology selection for sociological terminology dictionary and attempts to justify the selection criteria on the basis of fundamental terminology characteristics and requirements. The terms were selected from sociologic dictionaries, encyclopedias, monographs, scientific articles. The selection revealed particular signs of uncertainty within English sociological terminology such as cases of synonymy and polysemy, variability of spelling as well as the lack of common vision among the specialists. All these can be seen as tokens of immature terminology. At the same time, there are also traits inherent to older terminologies such as the existence of the so-called terminological core, consisting mostly of single-word and two-word terms.

T A Maikova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: maykova_ta@pfur.ru

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