Thesaurus of Neurolinguistic Terms: Baseline Characteristics

Denis Martyanov, Victor Gorobets, Kamil Galiullin, Elena Gorobets,Tatyana Tameryan

Neurolinguistic terms are characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity due to the presence of different scientific schools and classifications based on various principles, and the systematization of the links between these terms in electronic format with the possibility of aspect search is one of the actual problems in terminography. The task of describing neurolinguistic terms systematically is also complicated by the fact that neurolinguistics is an interdisciplinary science – thus, it is inevitable that it intersects with the terminological databases of other sciences, especially neuropsychology and neurology. The article is devoted to the baseline characteristics of thesaurus created at Kazan Federal University by an interdisciplinary team (specialists in clinical linguistics, clinical neurology and information technologies) – thesaurus which contains neurolinguistic terms. Thesaurus combines the features of dictionaries of various types: alphabetical, nested, explanatory, educational, as well as a textbook. This and a number of other features determine the advantages of this thesaurus in comparison with the available reference books and dictionaries. A distinctive feature of thesaurus is its ability to describe various systemic connections of concepts and terms: variants, synonyms, antonyms, hyperonyms (generic terms), hyponyms (species terms), co-hyponyms (correlates), derived words, compatibility, etc. It gives a user the opportunity to immediately receive interpretations of neurolinguistic terms existing in modern science, their place in terminological system and correlation with other concepts.

Volume 11 | 08-Special Issue

Pages: 1787-1790