I need some help for my degree thesis on terminology for translators: culture-specific terms
Thread poster: ElisaReca

Local time: 04:28
Oct 26, 2010

Hello, I need some help for my degree thesis on terminology for translators.

Do you know any bi- ormultilingual term banks where it comes out the presence of culture-specific terms, in other words where it comes out the terminologist's effort to manage cultural differences in proposing the translation of a specific term into another language?

Thank you so much for your attention.

Best regards

Elisa Baldoni

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2010-10-26 15:15 GMT]


Cristina Valenza
Local time: 04:28
Italian to English
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IATE Oct 26, 2010

Maybe it is too technical, but you can try IATE,

Best regards,


Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:28
Member (2008)
English to Dutch
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perhaps an example could clarify this? Oct 26, 2010

maybe you are looking for iate.europe.eu
or simply any encyclopedia? (wikipedia),...

Or are you looking for what the Dutch words of "Gezelligheid" and "dropjes" mean?
(or HEMA-worst for that matter)



Local time: 04:28
response Oct 26, 2010

Thanks for your quick response. I'm looking for multilingual terminological databases where it comes out the 'cultural difference' within the camp 'terminological equivalence' (between for example en-ita or de-ita). Sure I need term banks referring to specialized languages caracterized by many culture-bound terms such as these of legal sector where often there is no conceptual equivalence in translation...


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