Crisis Management Corpus Terminology Study. (Why a hazard need not be a threat, a threat need not result in a high risk and a risk need not cause any crisis).
Speaker: Jiří Dvořák, University of Defence Language Centre, Brno
on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12:00
in Room 101 Dan Ġużeppi Zahra (DGZ101)
Such a complex process like crisis management (CM) can only be discussed and understood with success if there is agreement on the meanings of its essential terminology. New terminology used in special publications on crisis management and risk management reflects a rapid progress in these areas. Significant changes have also been taking place in the theory and practice of lexicology, as a result of new technology for data-processing and text-based research. Dictionaries are founded on authentic usages of words, their collocations and semantic domains they are associated with. However, large, complex units of meaning are often absent from dictionaries and terminological glossaries. Therefore, the findings of crisis management corpus terminology study could be met with positive response, both among linguistic and management specialists. The presenter will introduce the concepts of selected CM terms, i.e. hazard, threat, emergency, risk, and crisis, with the areas to which the terms are most frequently related. Data collected in a computerized crisis management corpus and processed with the help of Sketch Engine, a web‑based program, will be presented as well.