Le grand dictionnaire terminologique Tutorial, Level I


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I. Introduction


The Grand dictionnaire terminologique (GDT) is the free, online term bank of the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF). It includes term records for terms belonging to and grouped according to specialized subject fields (domains). Although searches can be done in English, French and/or Latin, the interface is available exclusively in French.


The OQLF is the organization responsible for protecting and promoting the French language in Quebec. As described on the OQLF site at http://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/office/mission.html, the GDT assists the OQLF in its mandate to define and guide Quebec policy on recommending and standardizing language (referred to by the OQLF as linguistic officialization), terminology and francisation (establishment of French as the language of work, communications, commerce and business) in the Quebec government and Quebec businesses. 




Next: II. Accessing the GDT