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Title: Contexts in Translating
Written By: Eugene A. Nida
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library

Contexts in Translating is designed to help translators understand the varieties of contexts and their importance for understanding a text and reproducing the meaning in another language. The contexts include the historical setting of writing a text, the cultural components that make a text unique, the types of audiences for which the translation is intended, and the most efficient and effective ways of producing a satisfactory representation of the source-language text. The structural levels of language are described, and the principal features of text organization are also explained. In addition, the main features of various books on translation are outlined, and a chapter on basic theories of translation is followed by a selective bibliography.

Table of Contents

Preface IX
1. What is translating? 3
2. Language and culture 13
3. Words in context 29
4. Relations between words 53
5. Translating texts 67
6. Representative treatments of translating 87
7. Three major types of translation theories 107
Bibliography 115

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027216479
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 127 pp.
Prices: EUR 70.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 158811113X
ISBN-13: 9781588111135
Pages: x, 127 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 128