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It's Been Said Before

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It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Translating Nature Terminology
Written By: Wojciech Kasprzak

"Translating Nature Terminology" hopes to fill a vacuum in the market,
combining practical advice for translators with aspects of linguistics and
natural sciences. It is a response to the growing popularity of bilingual
(Polish-English) publications on nature in Poland, which, however, abound in
mistranslated nature terminology. Using cognitivism-based analysis, it traces
the vagaries of categorisation of the natural world within one language as well
as interlingually, with a view to helping translators find suitable equivalents of
concepts and terms representing them. Translators can learn, for instance,
when overspecification, underspecification or domestication are justified and
when they become a translation error, what to do with the names of cultivars,
or in what context one should render turzycowisko as “tall sedge swamp” and
where as “sedge fen.” The book also demonstrates that terminological
correctness is not only a must for informative texts but it is often
indispensable to ensure the coherence of literary works. It pays particular
attention to the penetration of folk terms into specialist texts and vice versa.
The reliability of dictionaries, both general and specialist, is called into
question and keeping in touch with up-to-date professional sources is
recommended instead. All the above claims are thoroughly researched and
amply exemplified.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443828505
Prices: U.K. £ 39.99