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Tue Jun 22 2004

Books: Translation: Hann

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  1. paul, A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation: Hann

Message 1: A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation: Hann

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 15:04:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation: Hann

Title: A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation
Subtitle: German-English-German 

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins 

Book URL:

Author: Michael Hann, University of Mainz 

Paperback: ISBN: 9027226091, Pages: xxxviii, 250 pp., Price: EURO 65.00 


This handbook and the accompanying e-book attack many of the most
crucial difficulties encountered by both native and non-native English
speakers when translating scientific and engineering material from
German. The e-book is like a miniature encyclopaedia dealing with the
fundamental conceptual basis of science, engineering and mathematics,
with particular regard to terminology. It provides didactically
organised dictionaries, thesauri and a wide range of microglossaries
highlighting polysemy, homonymy, hyponymy, context, collocation, usage
as well as grammatical, lexical and semantic considerations essential
to accurate translation. It also supplies a wide variety of reference
material and illustrations useful to self-taught professional
technical translators, translator trainers at universities, and
especially to student translators.

All the main branches of industrial technology are examined, such as
mechanical, electrical, electronic, chemical, nuclear engineering, and
fundamental terminologies are provided for a broad range of important
subfields: automotive engineering, plastics, computer systems,
construction technology, aircraft, machine tools.

The handbook provides a useful bed-time introduction to the e-book,
enabling readers proficient in two languages to acquire the basic
skills necessary for technical translation by familiarity with
fundamental engineering conceptions themselves.

Lingfield(s):	Translation
Subject Language(s):	English (Language code: ENG)
			German, Standard (Language code: GER)
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG) 

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