Development and Characteristics of the Slovak Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry
aDepartment of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava,
bSlovak Academy of Sciences, Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak National Corpus Department, Bratislava
Keywords: nomenclature, terminology, inorganic chemistry, controlled language, unambiguity, Slovak language
The development and origins of the Slovak chemical nomenclature based on the Czech model is outlined. The specificity of this nomenclature in the light of the controlled language phenomenon is discussed and, within this framework, the re-evaluation of linguistic means in the field of inorganic chemistry as well as the symbiosis of the international and Slovak nomenclature items is analyzed. The paper is focused also on the efforts to achieve unambiguity and on the remnants of polysemy of the natural language in this field. A part of the contribution is devoted also to the syntactic structure of inorganic names.
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