About Translation (Multilingual Matters 74)

About Translation (Multilingual Matters 74)

By: Peter Newmark (author)Paperback

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Peter Newmark's third book is an attempt to deepen and extend his views on translation. He goes easy on theories and models and diagrams and offers a few correlative statements to assist translators in finding a variety of options and in making their decisions. He discusses political concepts, linguistic interference and the role of words and discourse in translation. There are chapters on teaching translation, teaching about translation and the reasons for the growing international importance of translation. Finally Professor Newmark insists on the distinction between cultural and universal aspects of language, and sees translation as a critical and sometimes cruelly truthful weapon in exposing language, culture and literature. Peter Newmark's views on translation are controversial; as a compensation he offers an abundance of interesting translation examples.

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Translation as means or end - as creation or imitation; an introductory survey of translation; translation today; translation for language teaching and professional purposes; the use of systemic linguistics in translation; the virtues of interference and the vices of translationese; words and their degree of context in translation; translation and mistranslation - the review, the revision and the appraisal of a translation; pragmatic translation and literalism; teaching translation; teaching about translation; the translation of political language; translation as an instrument of linuistic, cultural and literary criticism.

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  • publication date: 15/05/1991
  • ISBN13: 9781853591174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781853591174
  • weight: 274
  • ISBN10: 1853591173

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