TerKom (Terminology Commission)
The research institute plays an important role in supporting the standardisation activity of the legal and administrative terminology carried out by the South Tyrolean Terminology Commission.
In a bilingual area such as South Tyrol, the language of law must reflect reality: as the German speaking population was officially granted the right to use its native language with the public administration and in court, the legal and administrative terminology must be available in both languages.
The task of the Commission consists in determining, updating and validating the German language legal, administrative and technical terminology used by all public bodies, so as to create the terminological basis that is needed to actually give both languages the same status.
Our research institute supports the Terminology Commission in their task by offering scientific, legal and linguistic advice as well as documentation, and by monitoring the terminological correctness and consistency of the official decisions.