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Le sentiment d’un besoin néologique chez l’expert pour remplacer un terme à connotation péjorative
Quelques exemples tirés du domaine médical

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Neologica
    2012, n° 6
    Revue internationale de néologie
  • Author: Dury (Pascaline)
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  • Abstract: This article focuses on a particular type of neologism: the new term coined to replace an existing term which is no longer felt appropriate because of its connotation, found to be inadequate by those who use it. This neology — neology of adaptation —, may be illustrated in the writings of medical experts. This frequently contains references to terms which they use but which they feel inappropriate, thus giving voice to a feeling of the necessity of coining a new term. This feeling will be developed in this article, illustrated by extracts from an ad-hoc corpus drawn from several medical sub-fields. The results of the analysis shed light on the role of the expert in the coining of new terms and of the translator whose task it is to render new terms. They also illustrate aspects of connotation in language for special purposes, and how synonymy can be used in creating new terms. This latter can be seen, in the medical context, as interface discourse between the medical practitioner and the patient.
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  • Pages: 81 to 93
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-0568-6
  • ISSN: 1965-2542
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-4232-2.p.0081
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Neologica, n° 6
  • Parution date: 07-16-2012
  • Year of publication: 2012
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: medical terminology, negative connotation, pejorative term, new term

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