Linguistics and the Language of Translation
By (author) Kirsten Malmkjaer
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Linguistics and the Language of Translation by Kirsten Malmkjaer
Book DescriptionThis book is for students of translation, languages and linguistics who would like to enhance their understanding of the relationships between these areas of study. The book uses explanation, discussion and practice to make explicit the forms of knowledge of language and of translation that makes translators successful. Chapters on the development of translation studies in the west and on contemporary approaches to translation provide the disciplinary context within which the processes and products of translating are studied. The theoretical and academic context for the chapters in which application is focal is provided by the book's flexible and forward-looking approach to meaning and translation. Meaning is seen as a temporary relationship between participants in language events and translation as a creative activity that contributes to such events. From this position, interaction between language study, linguistics and translation studies is seen as mutually enriching. Five practical chapters cover sounds and rhythms, lexis, collocation and semantic prosody, texture, register, cohesion, coherence, implicature, speech and text acts, text and genre analysis, clausal thematicity and transitivity and the expression through language choices of ideological positions. Features: * Each chapter provides examples for analysis and translating practice based on a variety of text types, including poems, prose, drama, newspaper and journal articles, promotional materials and texts for tourists. * Examples are drawn mainly from Danish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, but most practice sections can be used for analysis and translation into any language from English * The book can be used at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748620562
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kirsten Malmkjaer
Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies, Hardback (March 2011)
This book covers the history of the theory and practice of translation from Cicero to the digital age. It examines all major processes of translation, offers critical accounts of current research, and compares theoretical perspectives on the problems of translation ranging from sacred texts and drama to science and diplomatic interpretation.
Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia, Hardback (November 2009)
An encyclopedia covering the major and subsidiary areas of linguistics and applied linguistics. It includes the seventy nine entries providing coverage of the topics and sub-topics of the field. It is suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike.
Context in Language Learning and Language Understanding, Paperback (October 1998)
The papers in this volume represent varied views on the role of context in language learning.
Performance and Competence in Second Language Acquisition, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Kirsten Malmkjaer
This volume explores the competence/performance distinction with reference to second language acquisition.
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Author Biography - Kirsten Malmkjaer
Kirsten Malmkjar is Professor of Translation Studies at the Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies at te University of Leicester
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