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Description - Linguistics and the Language of Translation by Kirsten Malmkjaer

A practical guide to translation for language students This book is for students of translation, languages and linguistics who would like to gain a clearer understanding of the relationships between these subjects. It uses explanation, discussion and practice to show how knowledge of language and of translation can help a translator work more effectively. Chapters on the development of translation studies in the west and on contemporary approaches to translation provide the disciplinary context for study of translation products and processes, while the book's flexible and forward-looking approach to meaning and translation place the more applied chapters in their theoretical and academic context. Malmkjaer presents meaning as a temporary relationship between participants in language events, and translation as a creative activity that contributes to these events. In doing so, she demonstrates how mutually rewarding and enriching interaction between language study, linguistics and translation studies can be. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748620562
ISBN-10: 0748620567
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kirsten Malmkjaer

Kirsten Malmkjaer is Professor of Translation Studies and Head of the Centre for Research in Translation at Middlesex University.