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Books: Translation: Nida

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  1. paul, Contexts in Translating: Nida

Message 1: Contexts in Translating: Nida

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:48:39 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Contexts in Translating: Nida

Title: Contexts in Translating
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Eugene A. Nida
Hardback: ISBN: 9027216479, Pages: x, 127 pp., Price: EUR 70.00
Hardback: ISBN: 158811113X, Pages: x, 127 pp., Price: USD 70.00

Contexts in Translating is designed to help translators understand the
varieties of contexts and their importance for understanding a text
and reproducing the meaning in another language. The contexts include
the historical setting of writing a text, the cultural components that
make a text unique, the types of audiences for which the translation
is intended, and the most efficient and effective ways of producing a
satisfactory representation of the source-language text. The
structural levels of language are described, and the principal
features of text organization are also explained. In addition, the
main features of various books on translation are outlined, and a
chapter on basic theories of translation is followed by a selective

Table of Contents

Preface IX 
1. What is translating? 3 
2. Language and culture 13 
3. Words in context 29 
4. Relations between words 53 
5. Translating texts 67 
6. Representative treatments of translating 87 
7. Three major types of translation theories 107 
Bibliography 115

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Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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