Terminology: where is Russian science today?

  • V. M. Leitchik A.S. Pushkin State Institute of the Russian Language
  • S. D. Shelov Russian Foundation for Humanities


The present state of the art in Russian terminology is exhibited with special reference to frequently discussed but still highly disputable and unsolved problems. Making a survey of some crucial points in terminology – the nature of the term, the term and definition of terminological concept, the language structure of the term, the nature of the terminological system etc. – the article deals with the contribution of the Russian terminological school to general terminology.