Terminological Adjectives in Online Media

  • Asta Mitkevičienė
Keywords: terms, specialised lexis, adjectives, corpus, attributive phrases


    Continuing the research on the use of terms in online media, the article analyses specialised adjectives relevant to terminology. The aim is to determine the usage tendencies of terminological adjectives, which are included in general dictionaries. The research, based on the corpus of DELFI.lt, is intended to ascertain whether such adjectives are used in the media as constituents of terms or they only modify nouns or noun phrases that function as terms, without being constituents of those terms, and whether terminological adjectives retain a special meaning in the media, allowing them to be considered units of specialised lexis. The usage of adjectives is analysed considering their syntactic functions.

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