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Terminology Science as a means of improving specialist communication in the domain of aircraft accidents

Bajaj, B; (1997) Terminology Science as a means of improving specialist communication in the domain of aircraft accidents. In: Proceedings of the 1997 Symposium ‘Aviation Communication’. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Prescott/Arizona, US. Green open access

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Abstract

In aviation, specialist communication can play a safety-critical role. However, owing to the exponential growth of specialist knowledge efficient communication is often impeded. This paper describes some communication barriers that can occur in aviation. In this connection, the inconsistent and ambiguous use of specialist terms in aircraft accident reports will be commented on. As a possible solution for reducing communication obstacles a proposal is made to apply the principles and methods of terminology science - the field of knowledge which deals, among other things, with harmonizing and standardizing concepts and terms of special subject fields. Finally, an ongoing research project will be briefly outlined in which British and German aircraft accident reports are analysed conceptually as well as linguistically with a view to improving not only the use of terms in accident reports but also the representation of specialist knowledge in this area.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Terminology Science as a means of improving specialist communication in the domain of aircraft accidents
Event: 1997 Symposium ‘Aviation Communication’
Location: Prescott/Arizona, US
Dates: 09 April 1997 - 11 April 1997
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10112027
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