Algunhas reflexións sobre a terminoloxía usada en arqueoloxíaarredor do termo 'castrametación' e o seu emprego na lingua galega

  1. José Manuel Costa-García 1
  2. Concepción Diéguez Diéguez
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Cadernos de lingua

ISSN: 1130-5924

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 36

Pages: 81-109

Type: Article


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The development of a terminology is one of the elements which exemplifies the independence and rigour of a given scientific discipline. The maintenance of a formal, sensitive and definable framework for the field makes it possible to reduce mistakes in the transmission of knowledge and the dissemination of ideas. We have tried to stress, through the historical study of the word castrametation, that in the field of archaeology, this process is far from complete. It highlights the picture of a discipline under construction. The situation can be also related to the lack of scientific output using the Galician language. This makes it evident that an internal debate on terminology is much needed, within the wider framework of an active interdisciplinary collaboration with linguistics in order not to commit excesses or errors in this process.