Essays On Definition Sager


Works:75 works in 335 publications in 4 languages and 11,881 library holdings
Genres:Terms and phrases  Festschriften  Terminology  Conversation and phrase books  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Contributor

Most widely held works by Juan C Sager

Language engineering and translation : consequences of automation by Juan C Sager( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when information technology has become a regular tool of specialised translators in all aspects of their work, it is useful to place the activity of technical translation into its appropriate environment and to describe it from the point of view of its role in the broader context of communication in which it occurs. The advent of automated alternatives to human translation has fundamentally affected the profession, its products and the relationship between translators and their clients. This book presents and discusses the process of translation against this background. The context in which translation is normally studied is widened in order to re-examine the process of translation as part of interlingual text production and to analyse the manner in which the new tools affect the product of translation. This book is of particular relevance in modern translator training courses. Contents 1. The language industry and translation, 2. Aspects of language, 3. Elements of communication theory, 4. A theory of text types and messages, 5. The nature of translation, 6. Specifications: Factors influencing the translation, 7. Preparation for translation, 8. Steps in translation, 9. Human and Machine Translation, 10 Pragmatic circumstances of automation, 11. Translation in an information technology environment. Bibliography + Index

A practical course in terminology processing by Juan C Sager( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the advent of the computer, terminology management can be carried out by almost anyone who has learnt to use a computer. Terminology management has proved to be an efficient tool in international communications in industry, education and international organisations. Software packages are readily available and international corporations often have their own terminology database. Following these developments, translators and terminologists are confronted with a specialised form of information management involving compilation and standardisation of vocabulary, storage, retrieval and updatin

Terminology : theory, methods, and applications by M. Teresa Cabré( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with an overview of terminology, this work goes on to discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the foundations of terminology, terminography, computerized terminology, terminology and standardization, and the role of terminologists in a language service

Essays on terminology by Alain Rey( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carefully selected collection of essays by the most renowned specialist in terminology in France, now published in English. The chapters deal with the origins of terminology, theoretical issues, social aspects, neologisms and evolution, lexicology and lexicography, applied issues, description and control, standardization and terminology in Le Grand Robert. It contains the revised and translated chapters of Rey's famous La Terminologie -- noms et notions and other recent articles in English. This book is essential reading for terminology theorists and practitioners and will serve as elementary

English special languages : principles and practice in science and technology by Juan C Sager( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on definition( Book )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays on definitions, from Plato and Aristotle to modern times, assembles interesting, sometimes less widely known and controversial texts. They examine the subject from the point of view of philosophy which is essential for a theory of terminology seeking to establish the relationship between concepts and terms. These essays deal mainly with theoretical issues but they also consider the practice of defining and therefore serve as background to all manner of studies in terminology. In addition they form a useful complement to the better known discussions of definitions in lexicography."--Jacket

Terminology, LSP, and translation : studies in language engineering in honour of Juan C. Sager by H. L Somers( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A state-of-the-art volume highlighting the links between lexicography, terminology, language for special purposes (LSP) and translation and Machine Translation, that constitute the domain of Language Engineering. Part I: Terminology and Lexicography. Takes us through terminological problems and solutions in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Egypt. Part II focuses on LSP for second language learners and lexical analysis. Part III treats translator training in a historical context, as well as new methods from cognitive and corpus linguistics. Part IV is about the application of language engineerin

The translator's dialogue : Giovanni Pontiero by Giovanni Pontiero( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Translator's Dialogue: Giovanni Pontiero is a tribute to an outstanding translator of literary works from Portuguese, Luso-Brasilian, Italian and Spanish into English. The translator introduced authors such as Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Manuel Bandeira, Clarice Lispector and José Saramago to the English reading world. Pontiero's essays shed light on the process of literary translation and its impact on cultural perception. This process is exemplified by Pontiero the translator and analyst, some of the authors he collaborated with, publishers' editors and literary critics and, finally, by a

Terminological problems involved in the process of exchange of new technology between developing and developed countries : study on recent developments in the relationship between science, technology, and society in different economic, social, and cultural contexts by Juan C Sager( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish oral drill book by Kenneth Lewis John Mason( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide



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  • Bessé, Bruno de Author of introductionAuthorEditor
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Craig Sager

Sager in 2012

BornCraig Graham Sager
June 29, 1951
Batavia, Illinois, U.S.
DiedDecember 15, 2016(2016-12-15) (aged 65)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of deathAcute myeloid leukemia
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationTV sports broadcaster, commentator and announcer
Years active1972–2016
EmployerTurner Sports (TNT, TBS)
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)Lisa Gabel (m. 1980; div. 2002)
Stacy Strebel (m. 2001)

Craig Graham Sager Sr. (June 29, 1951 – December 15, 2016) was an American sports reporter, covering an array of sports from 1981 until the year of his death for CNN and its sister stations, TBS and TNT.

Sager is best-known for his having worked as a sideline reporter who paced the floors of the National Basketball Association, as he invariably sported a specimen from his vast collection of preposterously garish jackets and suits. He was a 2016 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.[1] During the 2017 National Basketball Association All-Star game, it was announced that Sager was the 2017 recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of FameCurt Gowdy Media Award.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Sager was born June 29, 1951 in Batavia, Illinois.[3] He attended Batavia High School, gaining recognition in 1966 by writing an essay entitled "How and Why I Should Show Respect to the American Flag" for a patriotism contest sponsored by the American Legion.[4] Sager's essay was published in the Congressional Record. It drew editorial accolades from conservative newspapers around the country for his declaration that he was an "untypical teen" of the silent majority that was not part of any protest movement and "happy we were born in America and not in Havana, Moscow, or Peiping".[4]

Sager was a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Speech.[5] He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.[6] After little success on the school's football and basketball teams, Sager found his calling by donning the garb of Willie the Wildcat, the school's mascot, for the next three years — a foreshadowing of his professional sports entertainment career.[5]


Local cable and MLB[edit]

Sager began his career as a reporter for WXLT (now WWSB-Channel 40) in Sarasota, Florida.[7] He worked as a radio news director in 1974, making $95 a week for his efforts, a paltry sum which was supplemented by his access to sports events.[8] Sager was in Atlanta and dodged security to be on the field on April 8, 1974, when slugger Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking 715th home run, brashly seeking to interview the superstar at home plate amidst mass fan pandemonium.[9]

In the mid-1970s, Sager had a short stint as a weatherman at WLCY-TV (now WTSP-TV) in St. Petersburg where he was mentored by then Sports Director, Dick Crippen. He then went to WINK-TV in Ft. Myers as a sports reporter where he covered the Kansas City Royals in spring training at Terry Park.

In 1978, Sager joined KMBC-Channel 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, where he broadcast Kansas City Royalsspring training games and Kansas City Chiefspreseason games during the 1970s.[3] Sager would remain at the station until 1981.[3] The young reporter was later remembered by Major League Baseball hall of famer George Brett from an encounter at spring training as a "tireless worker" who would set up and focus the camera before conducting his own interview, essentially becoming a "one-man crew".[3]

CNN and Turner Sports[edit]

Sager handled the first live remote report by CNN from the 1980 baseball playoffs and joined the network full-time in 1981.[5] While at CNN, he co-anchored CNN Sports Tonight shows, winning a CableAce award for his efforts in 1985.[5] Sager also served as the anchor of College Football Scoreboard on CNN's sports-oriented sister network, TBS, from 1982 to 1985.[5]

In 1987, Sager moved to work full-time at the TBS division, hosting a 30-minute Sunday night program called The Coors Sports Page[10] as well as handling halftime reports of Atlanta Hawks games.[11]

Sager was posted wherever the network needed him, working before the cameras at Ted Turner'sGoodwill Games from 1986 through 2001.[5] He also covered the Pan American Games and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.[5] He called Nordic skiing and curling for sister network TNT's coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics. He also worked for telecasts of golf and tennis, and was extensively employed covering the National Football League on TNT's telecasts from 1990 to 1997.[5]


Sager's best known televised role was that of a sideline reporter for The NBA on TNT, for which he received his first Sports Emmy Award nomination in 2012.[12]

A natural entertainer, Sager was famous for his outlandish choices in clothing — an immense array of sport coats and suits ranging from the garish to the ghastly.[13] He rarely wore the same spectacularly ugly outfit twice. One reporter investigating Sager's accumulated wardrobe stored within the jocular interviewer's home tallied 137 jackets before giving up, without even counting the garments contained in other closets scattered throughout the house.[13]

In addition to his work on telecasts of the NBA, Sager reported for TNT at the 1999 Tournament of the Americas Olympic Qualifying Basketball Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 2000 USA Basketball Games, and the 2002 World Championships of Basketball.[5] Sager also served as a sideline reporter for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, both for Turner Sports and CBS with Marv Albert, Chris Webber, and Len Elmore.[14]

NBC Sports[edit]

In 1999, he was loaned to NBC Sports where he served as a field reporter for both NBC's coverage of the National League Championship Series and World Series.[15] He was the men's and women's basketball reporter for NBC's Olympic coverage since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He served as a reporter for NBC Sports' coverage of basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[16][17][18]

Awards and honors[edit]

With his life nearing its end, in June 2016 Sager was loaned by Time Warner's Turner Sports to rival Disney'sESPN to work in his first NBA Finals telecast.[19] Sager partnered with ESPN regular Doris Burke to work the sidelines of Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals.[19][20]

On July 13, 2016, Sager was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards show for battling cancer.[21] In a moving acceptance speech, Sager, then terminally ill, said to both those gathered and to the national television audience:

Time is something that cannot be bought; it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply. Time is simply how you live your life.[22]

On December 13, 2016, Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, a career honor which took place just two days before his death.[23] The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences posthumously awarded Sager with his first Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter at the 2017 ceremony.[24]

It was announced at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game that Sager was the 2017 recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award.[25] The award was handed out in September 2017.

Illness and death[edit]

In April 2014, Sager was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and he subsequently missed the entire 2014 NBA Playoffs.[26][27] His son Craig Jr. was deemed a match for bone marrow transplant, and Sager underwent the treatment, pushing his cancer into remission.[28] On April 20, 2014, Craig Jr. did the sideline interview with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich between the 3rd and 4th quarters of the 2014 NBA playoffs' 1st round against the Dallas Mavericks to air a special get-well message to Sager. The NBA on TNT crew did a special tribute to Sager as well, wearing suits similar to Sager's from the past.[29] On the same day, during the between quarters interview segments, all coaches gave get-well messages to Sager.[30]

In late March 2015, Sager announced his leukemia had returned.[31] It was also announced that doctors had told him that he had three to six months to live without treatment. Sager ultimately endured the process for a third time through the gift of marrow from an anonymous donor.[32]

Sager died on December 15, 2016, at the age of 65.[33] He was memorialized during that evening's broadcast of a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls on the Inside the NBA pregame show, with players of each team wearing tribute t-shirts during warmups designed to look like one of Sager's signature gaudy suits.[34] Sager was lauded for his expertise and courage by his friendly nemesis, head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, in a statement before the Spurs' December 15 game.[35] Popovich told the assembled media:

To talk about [Sager] being a professional or good at what he did is a tremendous understatement. ...[B]ut he was a way better person than he was a worker, even though he was amazing in that regard. He loved people, he enjoyed pregame, during games, postgame—he loved all the people around it, and everybody felt that. ... What he's endured, and the fight that he's put up, the courage that he's displayed during this situation is beyond my comprehension. And if any of us can display half the courage he has to stay on this planet, to live every [day] as if it's his last, we'd be well off.[35]

On December 27, 2016, Northwestern University, Sager's alma mater, announced its football team would wear stickers on their helmets in honor of Sager in the Pinstripe Bowl game against Pittsburgh.[36]

Personal life[edit]

Sager had a total of five children from two marriages, first marrying the former Lisa Gabel of Chillicothe, Missouri in 1980.[10]

One son from his first marriage, Craig Jr., was a walk-on wide receiver at the University of Georgia.[37] Craig Jr. also filled in for his father as a sideline reporter during his absence in 2014.[38] Kacy Sager is also employed by Turner Sports.

Sager was survived by his second wife, Stacy and his five children: Craig Jr., Kacy, and Krista (from his first marriage to Lisa Gabel), and Ryan and Riley, with his second wife, Stacy.[39][40]


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  2. ^"NBA raises $500,000 for SagerStrong Foundation". National Basketball Association. February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ abcdRandy Covitz, "Former KC Sportscaster Craig Sager Remains Confident in Battle with Leukemia", Kansas City Star, March 25, 2016.
  4. ^ ab"Untypical Teens", Ames Daily Tribune, June 14, 1966, pg. 4.
  5. ^ abcdefghi"Craig Sager: Biography", Turner Sports, July 2016.
  6. ^The Rainbow, vol. 132, no. 3, pg. 52.
  7. ^McClendon, Lamarco. "Craig Sager, Longtime Turner NBA Reporter, Dies at 65". Variety. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  8. ^Jill Martin, "Craig Sager, Colorful Turner Sports Reporter, Dies at 65",, December 15, 2016.
  9. ^Hiestand, Matthew (March 26, 2013). "Craig Sager's backstory more colorful than his clothes". USA Today. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ abBob Carter, "Karter's Korner", Chillicothe [MO] Constitution-Tribune, September 11, 1987, pg. 7.
  11. ^Carter, Bob. "Karter's Korner". Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  12. ^"Craig Sager: On-Air Talent", Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame,; accessed December 15, 2016.
  13. ^ abMatt Crossman, "Craig Sager, TV Sports Reporter Known for Colorful Wardrobe, dies at 65", Washington Post, December 15, 2016.
  14. ^"Craig Sager's backstory more colorful than his clothes". USA Today. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  15. ^Sandomir, Richard. "WORLD SERIES; Interviewer Of Rose Is Snubbed By Curtis". New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  16. ^"Behind The Mike". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  17. ^Patrick Redford, "Craig Sager Will Miss The Olympics To Undergo Leukemia Treatment", Deadspin, July 28, 2016.
  18. ^Barnes, Mike. "Craig Sager, TNT's Colorful Basketball Reporter, Dies at 65". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  19. ^ abJ.A. Adande, "Craig Sager was Reporter First, Sideline Superstar Second",; accessedDecember 15, 2016.
  20. ^"TNT-ESPN deal lets Sager work first NBA Finals". 
  21. ^"Craig Sager to Be Honored With Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2016 ESPYS". May 24, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  22. ^Roxanne Steele, "Craig Sager's Moving ESPYs Speech: 'Cancer Can’t Take Your Spirit Away'", CBS station WYCD via, July 14, 2016.
  23. ^Des Bieler, "Craig Sager To Be Inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame", Washington Post, December 9, 2016.
  24. ^Cindy Boren, "A Sports Emmy for the late Craig Sager draws applause from TNT’s NBA crew", Washington Post, May 10, 2017.
  25. ^"NBA raises $500,000 for SagerStrong Foundation". February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  26. ^Associated Press, "TNT's Sager to Miss Playoffs with Leukemia", April 18, 2014.
  27. ^"Veteran broadcaster, NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has leukemia, son says". ESPN. April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  28. ^"Craig Sager's Harrowing and Emotional Journey Back to the NBA", Bleacher Report; accessed December 15, 2016.
  29. ^Lyons, Dan. "Video: TNT's "Inside The NBA" Crew Wears Suits In Support Of Craig Sager". The Spun. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  30. ^Michael Klopman, "TNT Crew And Gregg Popovich Pay Tribute To Craig Sager", via, April 20, 2014.
  31. ^SI Wire, "Craig Sager's Leukemia Has Returned", Sports Illustrated, March 29, 2015.
  32. ^Miguel Torres, "Craig Sager Health: Latest On TNT Reporter's Condition, Third Bone Marrow Transplant", via, August 31, 2016.
  33. ^"Longtime Sideline Reporter Craig Sager Dies", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 15, 2016.
  34. ^Patrick Redford, "The Inside The NBA Crew Remembers Craig Sager", Deadspin, December 15, 2016.
  35. ^ abAnanth Pandian, "Emotional Gregg Popovich Shares Heartfelt Thoughts on Death of Craig Sager",, December 15, 2016.
  36. ^Cooper, Ryan (December 27, 2016). "Northwestern to honor alumnus Craig Sager with helmet sticker in the Pinstripe Bowl". 
  37. ^Castrovince, Anthony. "Sager, son share strong bond, affinity for sports". Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  38. ^frank den (April 20, 2014), Craig Sager JR interviews Gregg Popovich, retrieved December 17, 2016 
  39. ^Powell, Shaun (December 15, 2016). "Known for his versatility – and colorful wardrobe – Craig Sager had natural ability to connect with people". Retrieved Dec 20, 2016. 
  40. ^Sandomir, Richard (Dec 15, 2016). "Craig Sager, Colorful N.B.A. Sideline Reporter, Dies at 65". New York Times. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Sager during an MLB game in 2012
Several NBA teams wore shirts during pregame warmups in tribute to Sager following his death in 2016.


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