12.0021 Fodor on Pinker & Plotkin; German-English dictionary

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 14 May 1998 15:29:30 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 21.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: John Rakestraw <john.a.rakestraw@vanderbilt.edu> (13)
Subject: Fodor on Pinker and Plotkin

[2] From: Kay McBurney <kaymcb@compuserve.com> (24)
Subject: German-English computer dictionaries

Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 22:01:38 -0500
From: John Rakestraw <john.a.rakestraw@vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: Fodor on Pinker and Plotkin

Jerry Fodor's "The Trouble with Psychological Darwinism" (a review of
<u>How the Mind Works</u> by Steven Pinker and <u>Evolution in Mind</a>
by Henry Plotkin) was published in the London Review of Books, vol. 20,
number 2. It's still on line at
John A. Rakestraw, Jr.
Research Associate
Learning Technology Center, Peabody College
Vanderbilt University
FAX 615-269-4143

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 12:28:23 +0100 (BST)
From: Kay McBurney <kaymcb@compuserve.com>
Subject: German-English computer dictionaries

> Dr Willard McCarty wrote:=20
> Would someone please recommend a printed or online source that translates
> current terms for computers and their parts from German into English?

I am a technical translator specializing in information technology and for
my money the best dictionary on the market in this area is the one
originating from the Siemens stable:

W=F6rterbuch der Daten- und Kommunikationstechnik
- Data Systems and Communications Dictionary,
Karl-Heinz Brinkmann & Herbert F. Blaha
Deutsch-Englisch, English-German [in one volume]
Publisher: Brandstetter Verlag, Wiesbaden 1997
(5th completely revised and enlarged edition)
ISBN: 3-87097-181-9.

It covers hardware, software and telecommunications, and in this latest
edition the number of entries in both D->E and E->D directions has been
expanded by around 25% to include many terms for the latest developments in
the field, e.g. Windows 95 user interface terms, object-oriented processing

I purchased my copy from Grant & Cutler, Language Booksellers, 55-57 Great
Marlborough Street, London
Tel: +44/0 171 7342012, Fax: +44/0 171 7349272 for GBP 57.95 (pretty good
value I think).

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