Terminology Awards

International Terminology Awards (ITA) 

The International Terminology Awards are administered by the European Association for Terminology in order to promote research and development in the field of terminology and support future terminology activity by rewarding the work of up-and-coming researchers in the field.

There are two International Terminology Awards:

  • The International Award for Distinguished Achievement in Terminology (MA level)
  • The International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Terminology Research and Development (PhD level)

The awards are open to candidates from all over the world. Submissions may consist of doctoral theses or masters dissertations in any language, but must be accompanied by a ten-page summary in English. (See ITA Regulations.)

Submitted theses or dissertations will be evaluated by the International Terminology Awards Jury. The jury consists of the following members:

  • Anca-Marina Velicu, president (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Ana Ostroški, vice president (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)
  • Georgeta Ciobanu (Politehnica University Timişoara, Romania)    
  • Rute Costa (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) 
  • Marjeta Humar (Institute of the Slovenian Language, Slovenia)            
  • Corina Lascu-Cilianu (Académie d'Études Économiques de Bucarest, Romania)
  • Nina Pilke (University of Vaasa, Finland)
  • Maria Popova (Institute for Bulgarian Language - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
  • Frieda Steurs (KU Leuven, Belgium) 
  • Maria Teresa Zanola (Assiterm; Realiter, Italy)

The evaluation will be made on the basis of the innovativeness of their content and how they contribute towards further developing applied research and development in the field of terminology.

The ITAs are handed out to the winner(s) in connection with a terminological event.

International Terminology Awards 2020

The International Terminology Awards 2020 were presented to coincide with the virtual celebration of the General Assembly. The two International Terminology Awards were The International Award for Distinguished Achievement in Terminology (MA level) and The International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Terminology Research and Development (PhD level).

Five valid candidatures were submitted for the 2020 Awards. An international jury chaired by Anca-Marina Velicu examined the works (four theses written in English, French, Spanish and Bulgarian and one dissertation in English):

  • Anca-Marina Velicu, jury president (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Ana Ostroški, vice president (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)
  • Georgeta Ciobanu (Politehnica University Timişoara, Romania)    
  • Rute Costa (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Marjeta Humar (independent humanities specialist, former member of the Institute of the Slovenian Language, Slovenia)            
  • Corina Lascu-Cilianu (The Bucharest University of Economical Studies, Romania)
  • Nina Pilke (University of Vaasa, Finland)
  • Frieda Steurs (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Maria Teresa Zanola (Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore; Assiterm; Realiter, Italy)

with the exceptional participation of two external experts, fluent in Bulgarian, for a second and third evaluation of the Bulgarian written thesis (first evaluation by Marjeta Humar, member of the Jury): Sia Kolkovska (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria), and Lucia Dragomir (University of Bucharest, Romania).

The winners

A. The International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Terminology Research and Development (PhD level):

Delphine-Anne Rousseau (UNIVERSITÉ LUMIÈRE LYON 2)

Un cas de résurgence terminologique : La terminologie musicale en usage en France et en Angleterre à la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle
A case of terminological resurgence: Music terminology in use in France and England in the second half of the seventeenth century)

An honourable mention was given to Valentina Ivanova Georgieva (Institute for Bulgarian Language), for her PhD thesis СЪПОСТАВИТЕЛНА ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКА НА БЪЛГАРСКАТА И АНГЛИЙСКАТА ВОЕННА ТЕРМИНОЛОГИЯ (В ОБЛАСТТА НА ОПЕРАЦИИТЕ ПО ПОДДЪРЖАНЕ НА МИРА) – Comparative characteristics of Bulgarian and English military terminology (in peace support operations domain).

B. The International Award for Distinguished Achievement in Terminology (MA level):

Declared void