Term as a component of various term systems

Овсієнко, Людмила Миколаївна (2022) Term as a component of various term systems Вчені записки Таврійського національного університету імені В.І.Вернадського, 33(72) (1). pp. 72-77. ISSN 2710-4656, 2710-4664

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Abstract

In the said reception, the notions of «term», «terminology» and «term system» are considered from the viewpoint of epistemology. The author claims that from the viewpoint of this theory, a professional term is an element of a certain theoretical system; that terminology science and linguistic theory do not have «general notions» or «mere notions» but operate notions of a theory (concept). The theorized world referred to in this publication is a combination of the information about objective reality and the «categorical grid» determined by the historically conditioned level of knowledge. It is noted that a term system does not represent a mere system of notions, but rather a system of notions belonging to a certain theory and that several equivalent theories may generally coexist: that is, there may be several term systems that belong to one professional field. The correlation between such term systems is of crucial significance for terminology science in general, and for its practical application. It suggests the dependence of a term system and a separate term on the theory (concept), which is directly connected with analysing the essence of the term as a sign. Additionally, this sign performs a nominative function (as any lexical unit) and has a gnoseological aspect. The author also considers the correlation between the term and object, the term and notion. It involves a new interpretation of the dependence known as the semantic (semiotic) triangle. The author notes that this structure has to be more complicated in order to identify relations of the term as a sign. Using a semantic triangle to represent the content-based structure of a specific term is possible, but in that case, only the linguistic substrate of the term will be revealed; the essence of the term as a sign of notion in its relations with the term system, a system of notions and a set of objects described by the theory and the system of its notions can be revealed only in the semantic (semiotic) square. It should be reminded, though, that a semantic square is an ideal entity. The article also presents a terminological idea of the connection between a term and a notion, a term system and a system of notions, which is currently transformed into the idea of interdependence between a term system and the theory, where such interdependence determines the system of notions for such theory; hence the new approach to processes of formation and operation of term systems. It is emphasized that within a new theory, definitions for notions are formed and their entire system is built, where every term takes its proper place (terms and their variants); this is how a term system develops. A certain share of terms is inherited from the term system of the previous theory, but they are now related to new notions, while other terms pass out of use. The author concludes that the correlation between terms and theory can be defined as follows: terms do not exist without theory, and theory cannot exist without terms

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: term; terminology; term system; notion; epistemology; semantic triangle; semantic square; lexical-semantic system; field of knowledge
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра української мови
Depositing User: Людмила Миколаївна Овсієнко
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 12:58
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 12:58
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/42144

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