New PDF release: Agricultural English

By Georgeta Rata, Florin Sala, Ionel Samfira

ISBN-10: 144383890X

ISBN-13: 9781443838900

Agricultural English is a set of essays at the English of Agriculture. The process is a linguistic one: different elements of the English utilized in the sphere of agriculture (agricultural practices, agricultural structures) and in a few fields with regards to agriculture (agricultural zoology, agri-tourism, biology, botany, ecology, entomology, gastronomy, land dimension, plant pathology, zoology) are analysed from a morphological (combination, derivation), syntactical (nominal words, verbal phrases), lexical and lexicographical, semantic (homonymy, semantic fields, synonymy, terminology), pragmatic (academic discourse, idiom, metaphor), etymological (etymon, Latin heritage), and contrastive (English Croatian, English French, English German, English Romanian, Romanian English) issues of view. The booklet will attract agriculturists, animal breeders, professors, researchers, scholars, and translators from Croatian-, English-, French-, German-, and Romanian-speaking international locations, energetic of their personal international locations or in a foreign country. the kinds of educational readership it will entice contain educational educating employees, researchers and scholars within the fields of agriculture and comparable fields agricultural zoology, agri-tourism, biology, botany, ecology, entomology, gastronomy, land size, plant pathology, and zoology.

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In our corpus, there are also, beside compounds (words that consist either of two or more elements that are independent words, such as loudspeaker, baby-sit, or high school, or of specially modified combining forms of words, such as Gk philosophia, from philo- ‘loving’ and sophia, ‘wisdom’ – The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2008), blends or portmanteaus (words produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog – The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2008), borrowings or loanwords (words adopted from another language and completely or partially naturalized, as very and hors d’oeuvre, both from French – The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2008), and calques or loan translations (borrowings from one language to another whereby the semantic components of a given term are literally translated into their equivalents in the borrowing language: English superman, for example, is a loan translation from German Übermensch – The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2008).

In everything that follows, only the first part of the definition will be taken into account – the one referring to the semanticgrammatical combination of two or more words (also called roots or stems). Here again, only compound nouns and compound adjectives will be taken into account, as there are no compound pronouns, verbs, adverbs or prepositions in our list of the English of ecology words. 1. Compound Nouns are extremely numerous in contemporary English of ecology. They are sometimes written in a single word, sometimes in words written separately, or separated by means of a hyphen - and no definite rules can be given in this respect.

The application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and medicine, as in the development of aids or replacements for defective or missing body organs. Also called biomedical engineering 2. Genetic engineering’ [< bio- + engineering]; bioethics ‘the study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research’ [< bio- + ethics]; biofeedback ‘the technique of using monitoring devices to furnish information regarding an autonomic bodily function, such as heart rate or blood pressure, in an attempt to gain some voluntary control over that function’ [< bio- + feedback]; bioflavonoid ‘any of a group of biologically active substances found in plants and functioning in the maintenance of the walls of small blood vessels in mammals’ [< bio- + flavonoid]; biogas ‘a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by bacterial degradation of organic matter and used as a fuel’ Alina-Andreea Dragoescu and Diana-Andreea Boc-SînmărghiĠan 35 [< bio- + gas]; biogenesis ‘1.

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