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Communication across cultures : translation theory and contrastive text linguistics

Author: B Hatim
Publisher: Exeter, England : University of Exeter Press, 1997.
Series: Exeter linguistic studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The specific aim of this book is to argue that translation can add depth and breadth to both contrastive linguistics as well as to discourse analysis. While the literature on either contrastive  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hatim, B. (Basil), 1947-
Communication across cultures.
Exeter, England : University of Exeter Press, 1997
(OCoLC)647610503
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Hatim
ISBN: 0859894908 9780859894906 0859894975 9780859894975
OCLC Number: 37026236
Description: xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Arabic Transliteration System --
Ch. 1. Contrastive linguistic decisions: the need for textual competence --
Ch. 2. Foundation disciplines --
Ch. 3. The myth of the single register --
Ch. 4. Argumentation across cultures --
Ch. 5. Argumentation in Arabic rhetoric --
Ch. 6. The paragraph as a unit of text structure --
Ch. 7. Background information in expository texts --
Ch. 8. At the interface between structure and texture: the textual progression of themes and rhemes --
Ch. 9. Cataphora as a textural manifestation --
Ch. 10. Degree of texture explicitness --
Ch. 11. Emotiveness in texts --
Ch. 12. Translating direct speech and the dynamics of news reporting --
Ch. 13. The pragmatics of politeness --
Ch. 14. Cultures in contact --
Ch. 15. The discourse of the alienated --
Ch. 16. The translation of irony: a discourse perspective --
Ch. 17. The 'other' texts: implications for liaison interpreting --
Glossary of Contrastive Text Linguistics and Translation Terms.
Series Title: Exeter linguistic studies.
Responsibility: Basil Hatin.

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