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Research Center for Scientific Terms and Neologisms  

The Research Center for Scientific Terms and Neologisms was established under legislative Decree 4545/1966 with the name Bureau for Scientific Terms and Neologisms. According to presidential Decree 225/2003 it was renamed Research Center for Scientific Terms and Neologisms.
The research purposes and mission of the Center are the following:
1. Linguistic inspection of the neologisms of the Modern Greek Language.
2. Rectification of erroneous Greek neologisms.
3. Replacement of foreign neologisms with Greek terms - provided that the foreign neologisms have not yet been widely adopted.
4. Suggestions for the proper use of the Greek language and the avoidance of erroneous terms and expressions.
5. Formulation in Greek of recent scientific terms in line with the new scientific achievements.
Before being adopted scientific terminology must be accepted by the Greek scientific community. To promote concensus the Center issues the Bulletin of Scientific Terminology and Neologisms. The bulletin presents the suggestions of the Center concerning new scientific terms and neologisms in the spoken language. The Greek neologisms are listed as either accepted or erroneous. Regarding the erroneous Greek neologisms, as well as not yet broadly adopted foreign ones, the Center offers new suggestions based on the proper use of the Greek language and its word formation mechanisms.

Supervising Committee:
Members: Athanasios Kampylis, Emmanuel Roucounas, Kiki Dimoula, Thanasis Valtinos, Ant. Regkakos

Supervisor: Thanasis Valtinos

Director:

Dr. Anastasia Christofidou.
Τel. +30210-3664730, e-mail: christo@academyofathens.gr

Research Staff:
Evi Kritikou (Τel. +30210-3664732)
Paraskevi Delikari (Tel. +30210-3664748)


Researcher Emeritus (salaryless):
Dr. Titos Jochalas (Former Director)

Address:
17, Smolensky street, 114 73, Athens
Tel: +30210-3664732
Fax: +30210-3664731
E-mail: geon@academyofathens.gr

Publications

  • Bulletin of Scientific Terminology and Neologisms

    Volume 1. Athens 1986, Athens 1988 (2nd edition)
    Terminology of Astronautics
    Terminology of Soil sciences
    Terminology of Medical sciences
    Terminology of Chemical sciences
    Neologisms

    Volume 2. Athens 1988
    Terminology of Videography
    Terminology of Robotics
    Terminology of Microphotography
    Neologisms

    Volume 3-4. Athens 1990
    Terminology of Economics

    Volume 5. Athens 1994
    Terminology of Aerospace Remote Sensing
    Terminology of Economics
    Neologisms
    Erroneous Expressions

    Volume 6. Athens 1997
    Terminology of Gerontology
    Terminology of Sea Transports
    Terminology of Transports
    Terminology of Nuclear sciences
    Neologisms
    Erroneous Expressions

    Volume 6 (new edition of volumes 1-5 included). Athens 1997

    Volume 7, Athens 2000
    Terminology of Chemical sciences
    Neologisms
    Erroneous Expressions

    Volume 7 (off-print). Athens 2000
    Neologisms

    Volume 8. Athens 2004
    Terminology of Olympic Sport

    Volume 9-10, Athens 2009
    Neologisms (General Vocabulary)
    Neologisms of Computer Science and Neologisms of Technology
    Neologisms of Economics
    Terminology of Energy (A-L)
    Comments on language use
    Linguistic Articles