Thinking German Translation: Edition 2

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This is a comprehensive practical course in translation for advanced students of German, which focuses on improving translation quality whilst clarifying the theoretical issues involved. This second edition brings the course up-to-date, and has been fully reworked to give clearer explanations of key terms and include revised chapters on genre, compensation and revision and editing.

Based on detailed analysis of translation problems, Thinking German Translation features new material taken from a wide range of sources, including:

  • business and politics
  • press and publicity
  • engineering
  • tourism
  • literary and consumer-oriented texts.

Addressing a variety of translation issues such as cultural difference, register and dialect, Thinking German Translation is essential reading for all students wishing to perfect their translation skills. It is also an excellent foundation for those considering a career in translation.

Further resources, including a free teacher's handbook for the course, are available on the companion website at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/0415341469/resources/default.asp

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About the author

The late Sándor Hervey was Reader in Linguistics at the University of St Andrews. Michael Loughridge was Lecturer in German at the University of St. Andrews and is now a full-time translator with MITI status. Ian Higgins is Honorary Senior Lecturer in French at the University of St Andrews.

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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Apr 18, 2006
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781134295227
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / General
Foreign Language Study / German
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Translating & Interpreting
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Thinking Arabic Translation is an indispensable book for linguists who want to develop their Arabic-to-English translation skills. Clear explanations, discussions, examples and exercises enable students to acquire the skills necessary for tackling a broad range of translation problems.

The book has a practical orientation, addressing key issues for translators, such as cultural differences, genre, and revision and editing. It is a book on translation method, drawing on a range of notions from linguistics and translation theory to encourage thoughtful consideration of possible solutions to practical problems.

This new edition includes:

• new material in almost all chapters

• a new chapter on parallelism

• two new chapters on technical translation: botanical and Islamic finance texts

• new and up-to-date examples from all types of translation, covering broad issues that have emerged in the Arab world in recent years

• texts drawn from a wide variety of writing types, including newspapers, prose fiction, poetry, tourist material, scientific texts, financial texts, recipes, academic writing, constitutions and political speeches

• at least three full-length practical translation exercises in each chapter to complement the discussions and consolidate learning.

In addition to the updated Tutor’s Handbook, a Supplement, containing textual material and practical exercises aimed at further developing the translation issues discussed in the main text, and a Tutor’s Handbook to the Supplement, are available at www.routledge.com/cw/dickins.

Thinking Arabic Translation is key reading for advanced students wishing to perfect their language skills or considering a career in translation.

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