BASIC ROMANIAN AGRICULTURAL TERMS AND THEIR GERMAN EQUIVALENTS PUBLISHEDGroszler Astrid-Simone firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper continues our research regarding basic agricultural terms in the context of English for Specific Purposes, extending it to the area of German for Specific Purposes. It is true that, nowadays, the language of Science is English, and scientists all around the world need to be able not only to use the language in generic contexts and everyday situations, but also need to master the English technical terms relating to their field of study or research. However, for the European context in general and the Romanian one in particular, the importance of the German language has reached a peak not encountered 20 years ago, for instance. This new importance is rendered not only by the height of political importance German has achieved, given its standing within the European Union, but also by its economic importance as a partner in commerce as well as agriculture. As mentioned in our former research, agriculture has been established as an issue of utmost importance nowadays. German investors in the field of Agriculture make their presence felt in various countries, but, for the Romanian economy, they are a well-known and accepted reality. Therefore, during the last five years students attending the foreign language courses at faculties with an agricultural profile, have increasingly turned towards the study of German. The present paper offers a glossary of basic Romanian terms employed in agriculture and their German equivalents. Alongside researchers and academic staff, this paper targets students as well, on all levels - Bachelor, Master and Doctoral studies, since they are most likely to come into contact with specific German vocabulary either in their bibliographical studies, or through scholarships and internships. Moreover, we try to explain the reasons behind difficulties in translation and indicate reliable sources which will help researchers and students in their further contact with GSP (German for Special Purposes).
agricultural terms; equivalency; translation; German for Specific Purposes