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Title: Text Typology and Translation
Edited By: Anna Trosborg
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library, 26

This book breaks new ground in translation theory and practice. Part I deals with methodological aspects and offers a typology of translations both as product and as process. Part II is devoted to domain-specific texts in a cross-cultural perspective, while Part III is concerned with terminology and lexicon as well as the constraints of mode and medium involving dubbing and subtitling as translation methods. Sonnets, sagas, fairy tales, novels and feature films, sermons, political speeches, international treaties instruction leaflets, business letters, academic lectures, academic articles, medical research articles, technical brochures and legal documents are but some of the texts under investigation. In sum, this volume provides a theoretical overview of major problems and possibilities as well as investigations into a variety of text types with practical suggestions that deserve to be weighted by anyone considering the relation between text typology and translation. The volume is indispensable for the translator in his/her efforts to become a "competent text-aware professional".

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556197101
ISBN-13: 9781556197109
Pages: 342pp
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027216290
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 342pp
Prices: NLG 178