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Author: Mona Baker
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon. ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
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"This best-selling textbook is the essential coursebook for any student studying in this field. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, In Other Words offers both a practical and theoretical guide to translation studies, and provides an important foundation for training professional translators"--EBL.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Leermiddelen (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baker, Mona.
In other words.
Abingdon, Oxon. ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010031445
(OCoLC)368025095
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mona Baker
ISBN: 9780203832929 0203832922 9781136839733 1136839739
OCLC Number: 730500534
Language Note: Text in English, with examples of text in other languages.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Equivalence at word level --
3. Equivalence above word level --
4. Grammatical equivalence --
5. Textual equivalence: thematic and information structures --
6. Textual equivalence: cohesion --
7. Pragmatic equivalence --
8. Beyond equivalence: ethics and morality. 1. Introduction --
1.1. About the organization of this book --
1.2. Examples, back-translations and the languages of illustration --
2. Equivalence at word level --
2.1. The word in different languages --
2.1.1. What is a word? --
2.1.2. Is there a one-to-one relationship between word and meaning? --
2.1.3. Introducing morphemes --
2.2. Lexical meaning --
2.2.1. Propositional vs expressive meaning --
2.2.2. Presupposed meaning --
2.2.3. Evoked meaning --
2.3. The problem of non-equivalence --
2.3.1. Semantic fields and lexical sets --
the segmentation of experience --
2.3.2. Non-equivalence at word level and some common strategies for dealing with it --
3. Equivalence above word level --
3.1. Collocation --
3.1.1. Collocational range and collocational markedness --
3.1.2. Collocation and register --
3.1.3. Collocational meaning --
3.1.4. Some collocation-related pitfalls and problems in translation --
3.2. Idioms and fi xed expressions --
3.2.1. Idioms, fixed expressions and the direction of translation --
3.2.2. The interpretation of idioms --
3.2.3. The translation of idioms: difficulties --
3.2.4. The translation of idioms: strategies --
4. Grammatical equivalence --
4.1. Grammatical vs lexical categories --
4.2. The diversity of grammatical categories across languages --
4.2.1. Number --
4.2.2. Gender --
4.2.3. Person --
4.2.4. Tense and aspect --
4.2.5. Voice --
4.3. A brief note on word order --
4.4. Introducing text --
4.4.1. Text vs non-text --
4.4.2. Features of text organization --
5. Textual equivalence: thematic and information structures --
5.1. A Hallidayan overview of information flow --
5.1.1. Thematic structure: theme and rheme --
5.1.2. Information structure: given and new --
5.2. The Prague School position on information flow: functional sentence perspective --
5.2.1. Linear arrangement and thematic status in FSP --
5.2.2. Linear arrangement and marked structures in FSP --
5.2.3. The tension between word order and communicative function: a problem in translation? --
5.2.4. Suggested strategies for minimizing linear dislocation --
6. Textual equivalence: cohesion --
6.1. Reference --
6.2. Substitution and ellipsis --
6.3. Conjunction --
6.4. Lexical cohesion --
7. Pragmatic equivalence --
7.1. Coherence --
7.1.1. Coherence vs cohesion --
7.1.2. Is coherence a feature of text or situation? --
7.2. Coherence and processes of interpretation: implicature --
7.3. Coherence, implicature and translation strategies --
7.3.1. The conventional meanings of words and structures and the identity of references --
7.3.2. The Co-operative Principle and its maxims --
7.3.3. The context, linguistic or otherwise, of the utterance --
7.3.4. Other items of background knowledge --
7.3.5. The availability of all relevant items falling under the previous headings --
8. Beyond equivalence: ethics and morality --
8.1. Ethics and morality --
8.2. Professionalism, codes of ethics and the law --
8.3. The ethical implications of linguistic choices --
8.4. Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Mona Baker.

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"This best-selling textbook is the essential coursebook for any student studying in this field. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, In Other Words offers both a practical and theoretical guide to translation studies, and provides an important foundation for training professional translators"--EBL.

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