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Title: The use of English initialisms and abbreviations in the field of pharmaceutical business communication in Spanish
Authors: Luján García, Carmen Isabel 
UNESCO Clasification: 5701 Lingüística aplicada
Keywords: Abbreviations
Pharmaceutical Business Communication
Issue Date: 2020
Journal: Terminology 
Abstract: The present paper deals with the use of English initialisms and abbreviations in the professional field of pharmaceutical business communication in Spanish. This specialized area has not yet been previously examined, and the use of initialisms and abbreviations is becoming more and more extended. The corpus consisted in an up-to-date list of thirty-seven shortened forms, which was extracted from a digital magazine addressed to pharmacists. In order to document the use of the initialisms, acronyms and abbreviations examined in Spanish, a combined analysis was carried out: firstly, the above mentioned list of initialisms and acronyms from the online magazine provided evidence about their use in written language; and secondly, the twenty-one pharmacists who answered our questionnaire provided data about practitioners' familiarity with and the actual usage of these lexical items.
ISSN: 0929-9971
DOI: 10.1075/term.00042.luj
Source: Terminology [ISSN 0929-9971], v. 26 (1), p. 60-81, (Junio 2020)
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