VI EAFT SUMMIT
Sixth European International Terminology Summit
The sixth European and international Terminology Summit was locally organized by The Language Council of Norway (Språkrådet) in collaboration with The European Association for Terminology (EAFT). The summit took place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October this year at the Soria Moria hotel and conference centre located in the Holmenkollen hill on the outskirts of Oslo.
On the day before, Wednesday 10th October, there were at the same place two pre-conference events: an international workshop on national term banks and a national basic course in terminology.
EAFT awards ceremony and GA
Friday afternoon the conferment of the two International Terminology Awards marked the closure of the summit. Immediately thereafter the EAFT General Assembly was held. Fore more information, see EAFT awards section.
The Summit commenced with a keynote speech on the main topic. Subsequently four subtopics dealt with in four consecutive sections, two sections each day. The subtopics were, in the following order:
Keynote speech by Anna-Lena BUCHER
Section 1: Public responsibility for terminology
Section 2: Institutional responsibility for terminology
Section 3: Professional responsibility for terminology
Section 4: The responsibility of terminologists
More information about the Summit contents and the preconference is available at: http://www.sprakradet.no/nb-NO/Summit-2012/
The Summit was supported by la Délégation génerale à la langue française et aux langues de France (ministère de la Culture et de la Communication).
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