Only four active blogs on terminology!

blogOnly Four. Yes! Four. Active. Blogs. on. Terminology! Here they are:

TermCoord, (Terminology Coordination of the European Parliament). The most comprehensive page, with blog included, where you will find a link to IATE, interviews, publications, traineeships, a neologism database, their cooperation with universities, etc. A first stop that shouldn’t be missed. (bab.la’s top (#4) Language Prof. Blog 2014)

Terminologia etc. by Licia Corbolante is in Italian. It focuses on concept analysis and primary and secondary term formation, as well as cultural, language-specific and non-linguistic factors that can affect terminology work. (bab.la’s top Language Prof. Blog 2011 (top #25), 2012 (top #4), 2013 (top #25), and 2014 (top #6).

WordLo is a blog by Maria Pia Montoro, Web content manager and linguistic tester at Intrasoft International Luxembourg. It contains posts on terminology, neologisms, buzzwords and updated information on terminology tools.  (bab.la’s top Language Twitter Account 2014 and Top Language Lovers 2013).

InMyOwnTerms was created in April 2014 as part of the final project to obtain ECQA TM certification. It was nominated to bab.la’s top Language Prof. Blog 2014.

Inactive:

BIK terminology is an inactive but extremely illustrative blog by Barbara Inge Karsch which lists quite a few terminology areas where you can read short texts about them, such as “Terminology 101” which includes a note on what terminology management is. “Terminology: An expert explains” in that same section is a funny 2-min. video on why terminology matters.

TermNet’s “Terminology Blog“: Also inactive (last update Oct 2013) but with lots of interesting information.

Terminology Forum: Terminology Forum is not a blog, but a global non-profit information forum for freely available terminological information online. The Forum, maintained by Anita Nuopponen with the help of her students at the Department of Communication Studies, University of Vaasa, Finland, provides information on terminological activities including terminology work, research and education, online glossaries and termbanks from different fields as well as on general language dictionaries in various languages.

Make sure you check out TermCoord’s list of terminology websites that includes, besides the ones mentioned above, TermWiki, TermCat, and Glossarissimo.

Although it is true that many blogs on translation talk about specialized terminology, (Check out TermCoor’s list here), we are only four people actively sharing information on terminology on a regular basis. TermCoord is headed by Rodolfo Maslias; Terminologia etc, by Licia Corbolante; and WorldLo, by Maria Pia Montoro. Make sure you visit their blogs and subscribe, and follow them in Twitter to support their valuable work.

If you know of any other terminology blog, regardless of the language, let me know so that I can include it here.

 

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