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RostislavKocourek(1929 in Prague)

Degrees from Charles University in Prague:

  • degree in Czech and English (1952, 4-year programme)
  • PhDr. ( 1953, thesis in Linguistics)
  • CSc. (= Ph.D., 1963, thesis in Literature)
  • Associate Professor (= Docent, « Dr. phil. habil. », 1965, thesis in Linguistics and Terminology)

Prague University Teaching:

  • České vysoké učení technické (Czech University of Technology), Katedra jazyků, 1953
  • Vysoká škola ekonomická (University of Economics), Katedra angličtiny,1953
  • Vysoká škola zemědělská (University of Agriculture), Katedra jazyků, 1954-1967

Centres for Terminology Abroad:

  • Head of Centre de terminologie et de documentation, 1967-68, Tunis. Tunisia
  • Head of Arbeitsstelle für Terminologie und Sprachfragen, 1969, Frankfurt/M, BRD

Dalhousie University Teaching:

  • Professor of Linguistics at Dalhousie University, Canada, since 1970
  • Professor Emeritus for life, 1995

Member of the following scholarly Associations:

  • Jazykovědné sdružení
  • Pražský lingvistický kroužek
  • Společnost pro vědu a umění
  • Kruh moderních filologů

Special Honours:

  • Created Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (French Governmernt)
  • Awarded the interational Special Eugen Wüster Prize in Terminology (Wien U.)

E-mail: rokorek@telia.com

Published Works on Terminology and Terminography :

Books:

  • Angličtina pro zemědělce (SZN, 1964, 3 díly učebnice pro ZTŠ)
  • Uvod do anglické zemědělské terminologie (SPN, 1965, VŠ učebnice)
  • La langue française de la technique et de la science (1991)
  • Terminologie et linguistique de spécialité (ed., 1994/95)
  • Essays in French and English Linguistics : Words and Terms, Meanings and Texts (2001), etc.

Papers:

  • Numerous papers in Czech, English and French (see submitted bibliographies), including The term and its definition (1965), papers read to the two terminological work groups organized within the International Congresses of Linguists in 1992 (Quebec City) and 2003 (Prague) ; the paper at the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the Institute for the Czech Language, etc.