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The Beginning Translator's Workbook

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University Press of America, Oxford, 1997, First British edition. Hardback with laminated covers, 8vo., [xviii] 275 pp. Book condition: VG, would be Fine except that the book has been dropped at some stage and the top right edge of pages from the title to page vii are creased. The price reflects this. No inscriptions, no other marks. This workbook combines methodology and practice for use in a course for beginning translators with a proficiency in French ranging from intermediate to advanced level. It takes a linguistic approach to the problems of translation in addressing common and major pitfalls: delineation of 'translation units' or what constitutes a concept beyond mere words, word polysemy, false cognates, structural and cultural obstacles to literal translation. It offers chapter by chapter explanations of the various strategies used by professional translators to counter these problems: the translation devices known as transposition, modulation, equivalence, and adaptation. Each chapter concludes with a variety of practice exercises focusing on one specific problem. The second part of the book is a global application of all the principles taught in the first part and guides the student step by step through the actual translation of a choice of literary (prose, poetry, and plays) and non-literary excerpts.

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Author(s):
Michele H Jones
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
240 mm x 260 mm
Edition:
First British edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0761808361
ISBN-13:
9780761808367
Number of pages:
275
Publisher:
University Press of America
Title:
The Beginning Translator's Workbook

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University Press of America, Oxford, 1997, First British edition. Hardback with laminated covers, 8vo., [xviii] 275 pp. Book condition: VG, would be Fine except that the book has been dropped at some stage and the top right edge of pages from the title to page vii are creased. The price reflects this. No inscriptions, no other marks. This workbook combines methodology and practice for use in a course for beginning translators with a proficiency in French ranging from intermediate to advanced level. It takes a linguistic approach to the problems of translation in addressing common and major pitfalls: delineation of 'translation units' or what constitutes a concept beyond mere words, word polysemy, false cognates, structural and cultural obstacles to literal translation. It offers chapter by chapter explanations of the various strategies used by professional translators to counter these problems: the translation devices known as transposition, modulation, equivalence, and adaptation. Each chapter concludes with a variety of practice exercises focusing on one specific problem. The second part of the book is a global application of all the principles taught in the first part and guides the student step by step through the actual translation of a choice of literary (prose, poetry, and plays) and non-literary excerpts.

Author(s):
Michele H Jones
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
240 mm x 260 mm
Edition:
First British edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0761808361
ISBN-13:
9780761808367
Number of pages:
275
Publisher:
University Press of America
Title:
The Beginning Translator's Workbook

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