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Descriptive translation studies

Author: Gideon Toury
Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : John Benjamins, 1995.
Series: Benjamin translation library, 4.
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Makes a case for descriptive translation studies, as a scholarly activity as well as a branch of the discipline, having immediate consequences for issues of both theoretical and applied nature.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Toury
ISBN: 9027216061 9789027216069 9027221456 9789027221452
OCLC Number: 644426535
Description: viii, 311 p.
Contents: Part 1 The pivotal position of descriptive studies and DTS. Part 2 A rationale for descriptive translation studies: translations as facts of a "Target" culture; pseudotranslations and their significance; the nature and role of norms in translation; constituting a method for descriptive studies; the coupled pair of replacing + replaced segments; an exemplary "Study in Descriptive Studies" - conjoint phrases as translational solutions. Part 3 Translation-in-context - an assortment of case studies: between a "Golden Poem" and a Shakespearean sonnet; a lesson from indirect translation; literary organization and translation strategies - a text is sifted through a mediating model; "Translation of Literary Texts" vs. "Literary Translation"; studying interim solutions - possibilities and implications; a translation comes into being - Hamlet's monologue in Hebrew; translation-specific lexical items and their lexicographical treatment; experimentation in translation studies - achievements, prospects and some pitfalls; a bilingual speaker becomes a translator - a tentative developmental model. Part 4 Beyond descriptive studies - towards laws of translational behaviour.
Series Title: Benjamin translation library, 4.
Responsibility: Gideon Toury.
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