Introduction

TERMCAT, the centre for terminology in the Catalan language, was established in 1985 by the Government of Catalonia and the Institute of Catalan Studies.

TERMCAT’s mission is to ensure the development and integration of Catalan terminology into both specialist sectors and society in general through the constant creation of innovative, quality tools and resources in permanent dialogue with experts and users. TERMCAT’s activities take place within the framework of the process of standardising the Catalan language and in a global context determined by the knowledge society, diversity and multilingualism.

In accordance with its statutes, TERMCAT is a consortium with its own independent legal status, constituted by the Generalitat or Government of Catalonia – which is its principal source of funding – the Institute of Catalan Studies – which plays the role of reference in terminology standardisation – and the Consortium for Linguistic Standardisation – which ensures dissemination throughout Catalonia. TERMCAT is attached to the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia.

TERMCAT is governed by a