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9780415148610

Becoming A Translator: An Accelerated Course

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415148610

  • ISBN10:

    0415148618

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1997-11-07
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Douglas Robinson presents an innovative approach to translation by integrating translation theory and the practical skills required by the working translator. The book provides the type of information and advice that novice translators really need: * how to translate faster and more accurately * how to deal with arising problems and stress * how the market works * includes a wide variety of lively activities and exercises to facilitate the learning of both theory and practice * includes a detailed Teachers Guide - contains suggestions for discussion and activities and hints for the teaching of translation. Becoming a Translatorhas been specifically designed for introductory undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of translation. It will also be of interest to professional translators and students of translation and language.

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
External knowledge: the user's viewp. 5
Internal knowledge: the translator's viewp. 25
The translator as learnerp. 47
The process of translationp. 93
Experiencep. 109
Peoplep. 127
Working peoplep. 145
Languagesp. 161
Social networksp. 191
Culturesp. 221
When habit failsp. 245
Appendix for teachersp. 263
Works citedp. 317
Indexp. 325
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