Differentiation of infocommunication terms by thematic groups

Author(s):  O.N. Prokhorova, Dr., Prof., Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, prokhorova@bsu.edu.ru

O.N. Polshchikova, candidate of Sciences, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia

A.K. Polshchikova, candidate of Sciences, associate Professor, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, polshchikova@bsu.edu.ru

Issue:  Volume 38, № 4

Rubric:  Linguistics

Annotation:  The problem of studying infocommunication terminology is relevant at every stage of the formation of special vocabulary, which is determined by the need for an adequate reaction of the terminological base to the rapid development of technologies in this field. Infocommunication terminology requires systematization for further research. In the study infocommunication terms are proposed to be divided into twelve groups according to the similarity or commonality of functions of indicated by words objects or processes. As part of the majority of these groups, several lexical-semantic subgroups are identified, corresponding to the attribution of the referred concept to a particular level of the open systems interaction model. The absence of thematic subgroups in the five thematic groups is due to the fact that the relevant terms are used to name concepts that cannot be unambiguously attributed to one definite level of the model. The theoretical significance of the study consists in the decomposition of the terminological array, emphasizing the consistency of the studied vocabulary and allowing to reflect the interaction of each term with other special names of the infocommunication industry. The results of the study can be applied in the educational process of a higher school while teaching special courses in lexicology, terminology, educational disciplines of an infocommunication profile, and also serve as material for writing textbooks and manuals, reference books for specialists in the field of information technology

Keywords:  infocommunication terminology, thematic groups, open systems interconnection model, decomposition of a terminological array, term differentiation

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