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Terminology planning and standardization of basic Croatian musical terminology

Sanja Kiš Žuvela orcid id ; Muzička akademija Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Ana Ostroški Anić orcid id ; Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje

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As two integral components of communication and language planning within a language standardization process, terminology planning and terminology standardization are the activities applied to consciously and systematically develop a particular language for special purposes in accordance with the communicational needs of the subject field. Taking into account the linguistic tradition and musicology heritage as well as contemporary usage, user needs and functional criteria of the special field is the basis for the standardization of basic musical terminology within the research project Conmusterm. The paper discusses key terminological issues in the Croatian music terminology on the examples from expert pedagogical literature and the curricula for primary and secondary music education. Special attention is paid to the specific features of the music terminology, such as diachronic polysemy and the resistance of a part of the terminology to assimilation, where it is necessary to abandon the generally accepted terminological principles.


terminology planning; terminology; musical terminology

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