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Title: Transitivity in Translating
Subtitle: The interdependence of texture and context
Written By: María Calzada Pérez
Series Title: Travaux Interdisciplinaires et Plurilingues en Langues Etrangères Appliquées. Vol. 8

This book proposes an overall framework of communication (including
translation) that follows CDA (Critical Discourse Analysis)/CL (Critical
Linguistics) principles; it devises an analytic tool for the study of
transitivity in translation along Hallidayian-functionalist lines; and it
incorporates a contrastive corpus of 52 speeches made before the European
Parliament in English and Spanish on 9th March 1993 together with their
corresponding translations. Both sentence and textual levels become units
of analysis. Also, quantitative and qualitative methods are applied.

The author analyses the various types of transitivity shifts at sentence
level. She also shows that these shifts have contextual effects. Another
focus of this study is to present how certain transitivity shifts group


Translation Studies - Transitivity - European Parliament - Halliday's
Functionalism - Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) - Critical Linguistics
(CL) - Hatim and Mason's communicative approach - Pragmatics - Semiotics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783039111909
ISBN-13: 9783039111909
Pages: 341
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U.K. £ 37.50
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