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Translation and quality

Author: Christina Schäffner
Publisher: Clevedon [England] ; Philadelphia : Multilingual Matters, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The whole basis of quality in relation to translations is considered in this well argued set of essays. The emphasis is on an honest discussion of training needs and the use of examples to illustrate the points that the contributors make.
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Schäffner
ISBN: 1853594148 9781853594144
OCLC Number: 38107260
Notes: Proceedings of a CILS seminar.
"Also available as vol. 4, no. 1 of the journal Current issues in language and society"--Title page verso.
Description: 89 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: From 'Good' to 'Functionally Appropriate': Assessing Translation Quality / Christina Schaffner --
Positions, Power and Practice: Functionalist Approaches and Translation Quality Assessment / Hans G. Honig --
The Debate --
What is That Translation For? A Functional View of Translation Assessment from a Pedagogical Perspective: A Response to Hans G. Honig / Gunilla Anderman and Margaret Rogers --
Even Horses Shall Have Their Day: A Response to Hans G. Honig / Peter Bush --
Linguistics in Functionland and Through the Front Door: A Response to Hans G. Honig / Kirsten Malmkjaer --
The Customer as King: A Response to Hans G. Honig / Peter Newmark --
Preparing Professionals: A Response to Hans G. Honig / Mark Shuttleworth --
Complexity, Contrastive Linguistics and Translator Training: Comments on Responses / Hans G. Honig.
Other Titles: Current issues in language & society.
Responsibility: edited by Christina Schäffner.

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This book deals with translation quality assessment. In the main contribution, Hans G. Honig gives an outline of a functionalist approach to translation. Consequences for translator training are then  Read more...

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