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LINGUIST List 18.2789

Wed Sep 26 2007

Books: Translation: Uwajeh

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Message 1: Translation Equivalence: Uwajeh
Date: 24-Sep-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Translation Equivalence: Uwajeh
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Title: Translation Equivalence
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Translation 01
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: M.K.C. Uwajeh
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895865079 Pages: 316 Price: Europe EURO 78.00
Abstract:

Articulated in its introduction, our central preoccupation in this book is
to show, from the perspective of our intellectual paradigm for the
scientific characterisation of Language called Performative Linguistics
(UWAJEH, 2002), how translation is essentially a linguistic operation. This
demonstration is effected through an in-depth study of the key translation
notion of equivalence.

In Chapter One, we argue that, being a language performance, translation is
impossible without language competence, comprising language structure
knowledge and language use knowledge. Chapter Two characterises translation
as a linguistic communication activity; we demonstrate here that
information (NOT meaning) is therefore the primary goal of translation, and
that there are four standard types of equivalence in translation for
conveying information - following UWAJEH's Four-Level Model of Translation.

In the remaining chapters, we examine how linguistic knowledge is exploited
in different ways at the four levels of translation as a language performance.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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