EAFT Awards 2014

Call for nominations

The awards are open to candidates from all over the world. The evaluation of the theses and/or dissertations received will focus on the innovative content of the works and on how they contribute towards further developing applied research and development in the field of terminology.


Candidates are required to submit their candidature before April 18, 2014.

The Jury composition is the following:

Corina Lascu-Cilianu, president, (Académie d'Études Économiques de Bucarest, Romania)

Anna-Lena Bucher (TNC, Sweden)

Teresa Cabré (IULA, Spain)

Georgeta Ciobanu (Timisoara University, Romania)

Rute Costa (TERMIP, Portugal)

Havard Hjulstad (Standard Norge, Norway)

M. Teresa Zanola (Assiterm; Realiter, Italy)

Nicole Sevigny (Bureau de la traduction, Quebec)


The Awards Ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Seventh Terminology Summit, which will be held in Barcelona (Catalonia) on November 27 and 28, 2014.


Jury note

The EAFT secretariat and the President of the Awards Jury have received several enquiries regarding point 1.2 of the EAFT regulations:

 “Candidates for the above-mentioned Awards may be nominated by any academic institution. All applications must be accompanied by the full name and address of the submitting institution as well as those of the candidate together with a copy of the latter’s CV. A copy of the dissertation or thesis must be sent in (one) hard copy as well as in electronic format together with a statement in support of the dissertation or thesis by the submitting institution to the EAFT Secretariat. This justification should not exceed one A-4 page."


The EAFT Board has considered the matter in close liaison with the President of the Awards Jury and announces the following:

The Jury can accept more than one nomination from the same university only if the nominated dissertations or theses come from different faculties (Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Humanities, for instance). A university department or unit may submit only one nomination.

The statement has to be signed by a representantive of the academic institution. It may be the President of the institution, but that is not obligatory.

The hard copy and the electronic file may be sent in on different dates, but always before the deadline for nominations.


REGULATIONS for the International Terminology Awards


EAFT Secretariat


Mallorca, 272

08037 Barcelona


Contact : term@eaft-aet.net


International EAFT Awards 2014

Coinciding with the celebration of the Terminology Summit in Barcelona, the International Terminology Awards 2014 will be given. Seven valid candidatures have been submitted for the 2014 Awards. An international jury, chaired by Corina Lascu-Cilianu, examined the works. There are two prizes available: the International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theoretical/Fundamental Research in the Field of Terminology and the International Award for Applied Terminology Research and Development.


The winners


A.    The International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theoretical/ Fundamental Research in the Field of Terminology:


Besharat Fathi (IULA, University Pompeu Fabra) “Expert’s Needs as Primary Target Users: Evaluating Specialised Dictionaries in Communicative Circumstances”


B.    International Award for Applied Terminology Research and Development:


Annette Weilandt (University of Leipzig) “A process-oriented approach shown by the example of the automobile industry”


An honorable mention is given to Georg Löckinger (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria) for his work: “Translation-Oriented Special Language Dictionaries. Developing and Testing an Innovative Model”.


The Award Ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Seventh Terminology Summit in Barcelona, on November 28th, 2014.





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