STUDY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MONO- AND MULTILINGUAL TERMINOLOGY IN THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS
Authors: Nina CUCIUC
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Terminology is an essential part of metalanguage and also an indicator of its scientific maturity and vitality. The term me¬talanguage, that is "determined language whose object is another language", interferes with that of metasemiotics. It is known, however, that linguistics is the only science in the field of human knowledge, whose instrument of study coin¬c¬ides with the object of study, being speech about speech, that is language about language, thus metalanguage. As lexical do¬main naming the specific notions of science and technology and integrating into the scientific style of literary language, ter¬minology is a sine qua non condition for the advancement of that given science (discipline). As it is known, ter¬mi¬no¬lo¬gy - conceived as a system of notions and terms corresponding to these notions - has in every area of knowledge an ex¬tre¬mely important function: on the one hand, it is integral and essential part of the methodology used in a discipline, orien¬ta¬tion, current or school, on the other hand, it is the basis of the language used to describe the fragment of reality subjected to investigational exploration.
The essential need of fixing, maintaining and respecting description between the ontic, real, object pre-existing in the re¬search and the epistemic object, the result of knowledge, must be accomplished with/or primarily through terminology.
In our opinion, one of the biggest drawbacks of terminology, as essential component of linguistic metalanguage, is the se¬mantics improperly shared between ontology and epistemology, given that terminology is not first of all a nomenclature re¬gistered in dictionaries (when it can be itself an object of study), but an instrument of knowledge and particularly, an in¬stru¬ment of scientific communication in a real, concrete functioning.