A neologia: reflexão sobre a variação e a instabilidade conceptual

Translated title of the contribution: Neology: reflection on variation and conceptual instability

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Terminological neology (neonimy) requires constant observation of the language by terminologists, lexicologists, and lexicographers; today, this analysis focuses on different types of written and oral corpora of specialty languages ​​or lexicographic corpora. Terminology neology and variation participate simultaneously in the innovation of terminological systems and in diachronic terminology. There are a large number of speech nouns related to non-stabilized or non-normalized concepts. This conceptual dynamic is observed in the textual corpora, in certain types of texts, with a character of information, dissemination and prevention of some diseases or epidemics; some phenomena of terminological instability are a reflection of conceptual and / or scientific instability in certain areas of medicine, such as the Ebola epidemic. Terminological neologisms are created to denominate new concepts and / or new cognitive peculiarities and conceptual changes related, eventually, to the evolution of a concept.
Translated title of the contributionNeology: reflection on variation and conceptual instability
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationDe volta ao futuro da língua portuguesa.
Subtitle of host publicationAtas do V Simpósio Mundial de Estudos de Língua Portuguesa
EditorsGian Luigi De Rosa, Katia de Abreu Chulata, Francesca Degli Atti, Francesco Morleo
PublisherUniversita del Salento
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-8305-127-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventV SIMELP - Italy
Duration: 8 Oct 201511 Oct 2015


ConferenceV SIMELP


  • Neologismo
  • Neonímia terminológica
  • Neologismo terminológico
  • Variação terminológica
  • Instabilidade conceptual


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