|Alma mater||University of Granada|
|Fields||Terminology, Specialized Translation, Cognitive Semantics, and Lexicography|
|Institutions||University of Granada|
Pamela Faber Benítez (born 1950) is an American/Spanish linguist. She has held the Chair of Translation and Interpreting at the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Granada since 2001.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Granada in 1986 and also holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Paris-Sorbonne University.
Pamela Faber is best known for her works on the Functional Lexematic Model and her cognitive theory of Terminology called Frame-Based Terminology.
The Functional Lexematic Model was elaborated by Leocadio Martín Mingorance and further developed by his collaborators Pamela Faber and Ricardo Mairal. It integrates Coşeriu's Theory of Lexematics and Dik's Functional Grammar.
The two main objectives sought within this lexicological model are:
These objectives are mutually dependent in the sense that the former serves as the input for the latter.
Main article: Frame-Based Terminology
Frame-Based Terminology is a recent cognitive approach to Terminology developed by Pamela Faber and colleagues at the University of Granada. It was conceived within the context of the Functional Lexematic Model and Cognitive Linguistics.
Frame-Based Terminology focuses on:
Within this context, Faber's current major project is called EcoLexicon, a terminological knowledge base on the Environment.