Consistency in Terminological Choice: Holy Grail or False Prophet?
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Original versionSYNAPS - A Journal of Professional Communication 21(2008) pp.107-113
The aim of this contribution is to problematise the notion of consistency in relation to terminological choice in the context of technical writing and translation. It is argued that the conventional wisdom of terminological consistency can be nuanced through an understanding of ‘motivatedness’ which is rooted in textuality.