By Mona Baker
This bestselling Coursebook addresses the necessity for a scientific method of education in translation experiences by means of drawing on key parts in smooth linguistic conception and touching on them systematically to a few translation difficulties and methods. The options are pointed out via an exam of genuine examples of translated texts in a number of languages. No wisdom of linguistics or international languages is believed. every one bankruptcy starts off with a proof of the main linguistic options noted and ends with a chain of functional routines. by means of outstanding a stability among concept and perform, the ebook offers a valid foundation for education expert translators.
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Following the loan word with an explanation is very useful when the word in question is repeated several times in the text. Once explained, the loan word can then be used on its own; the reader can understand it and is not distracted by further lengthy explanations. Example A Source text (The Patrick Collection; see Appendix 4): The Patrick Collection has restaurant facilities to suit every taste – from the discerning gourmet, to the Cream Tea expert. Target text (German): . . vom anspruchsvollen Feinschmecker bis zum ‘Cream-Tea’Experten.
Translation Across Cultures (New Delhi: Bahri). Nida, E. A. (1964) ‘Linguistics and ethnology in translation-problems’, in D. ) Language in Culture and Society: a Reader in Linguistics and Anthropology (New York: Harper & Row). NOTES 1 Bolinger and Sears do not in fact adopt this definition. They prefer to define words as ‘the least elements between which other elements can be inserted with relative freedom’ (1968: 43). Equivalence at word level 45 2 I use ‘speaker’ as shorthand for ‘speaker and/or writer’.
Et pour les plus jeunes de voir comment leurs parents et grands-parents vivaient et voyageaient. ) and for the younger ones to see how their parents and grandparents used to live and travel. Example B Source text (China’s Panda Reserves; see Appendix 3, no. 10): The panda’s mountain home is rich in plant life and gave us many of the trees, shrubs and herbs most prized in European gardens. Target text (back-translated from Chinese): The mountain settlements of the panda have rich varieties of plants.