International Professional Fora on Terminology and Education in Armed Forces


In recent years both authoresses took part in several important international terminology meetings: European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX), International Conference and Exhibition Dedicated to Defence Training, Education and Simulation (ITEC), and finally the highest Alliance terminology forum: NATO Terminology Programme. In our country this subject is under the authority of Defence Standardisation, Codification and Government Quality Assurance Authority. All problems are incorporated in the Terminology Programme of Defence Department. It deals with STANAG 3680 implementations, MoD's standardisation policy, standardisation terminology process. The most representative terminology body within the Army of the Czech Republic is the Terminology Conference of MoD, traditionally held in the premises of the Defence University Brno.

PhDr. Jana Tomšů, born in 1957, graduate of linguistics at the Faculty of Arts, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (FF UJEP) in Brno; now Masaryk University Brno. Within higher military schools since 1981. Since September 1, 2006, she had been working at the Language Training Centre (CJP) Brno, where she teaches French and Russian. She specialized in lexicology and lexicography in the field of military terminology and a vocational language. She is a member of Terminology Committee, she used to take an active part in proceedings of the NATO Military Committee Terminology Conference. Her share in the preparation of the Czech-French Terminology Project was eminent. She is one of authoresses of the three-volume Czech-French-English Explanatory Dictionary of Military Terms and Definitions from the Field of Strategy, Operational and Tactical Terminology, and Logistics. Besides, she is also a co-authoress of Czech-French Military Terminology textbook.

Country: Czech Republic


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