Saturday, 28 September, 9:30–10:00 (Jakobi 2, Room 109)
Language of presentation: Estonian
University of Latvia, BA
kalnina.katrina [ät] gmail.com
Satellite Technology Terminology in Estonian and Latvian
Satellite technology in Estonia and Latvia is a new field of studies that emerge fast, hence develops field terminology. In both countries the terminology of satellite technology has not been studied widely, therefore the aims of the study are to 1) ascertain current state of terminology related to Estonia’s first student satellite ESTCube-1 in Estonian and Latvian; 2) analyse the principles of terminology development emphasising internationalisms and national terms; 3) start to compile Estonian – English – Latvian Satellite Technology Dictionary.
Total number of 140 terms has been gathered from ESTCube-1 official webpage www.estcube.eu. Usage of those terms has been approved by satellite technology experts from University of Tartu and Tartu Observatory. The state of field terminology has been researched by exploring dictionaries and terminology databases that are developed by related fields. The prevalence of internationalisms and national terms has been studied on the basis of Latvian terminologist Valentīna Skujiņa and Estonian terminologist Tiiu Erelt studies, and word etymology.
Consequently dictionaries and terminology databases show that in both Estonian and Latvian satellite technology terminology is closely connected to terminology of fields of engineering, information technology, mechanics, energetics and physics. In addition, new terms have been brought into languages. Analysis of principles of terminology development show the prevalence of internationalisms and national terms. Those concerned the Estonian – English – Latvian Satellite Technology Dictionary with entries of more than 150 words is about to be available online at webpage www.estcube.eu.
Key words: Terminology, Term, Satellite Technologies, Internationalisms, National Terms