National Language and Terminology Policies — A South African Perspective

  • M Alberts


Terminology plays a pivotal role in language development and the promotion of multilingualism. This article discusses the issue of multilingualism regarding terminology policies as seen from an African perspective. Special emphasis is given to the South African situation regarding language policies and consequential terminology policies in terms of subject-oriented terminography, translation-oriented terminography and linguistic community-oriented terminography. Keywords: Language Policy, Linguistic Community-Oriented Terminography, Linguistic Diversity, Multilingualism, Subject-Oriented Terminography, Terminology Development, Terminology Management, Translation- Oriented Terminography

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eISSN: 2224-0039
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