Thinking Spanish Translation: A Course in Translation Method: Spanish to English

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-05-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The new edition of this comprehensive course in Spanish-English translation offers advanced students of Spanish a challenging yet practical approach to the acquisition of translation skills, with clear explanations of the theoretical issues involved. A variety of translation issues are addressed, including: cultural differences register and dialect grammatical differences genre. With a sharper focus, clearer definitions and an increased emphasis on up-to-date '¬Üreal world'¬" translation tasks, this second edition features a wealth of relevant illustrative material taken from a wide range of sources, both Latin American and Spanish, including: technical, scientific and legal texts journalistic and informative texts literary and dramatic texts. Each chapter includes suggestions for classroom discussion and a set of practical exercises designed to explore issues and consolidate skills. Model translations, notes and suggestions for teaching and assessment are provided in a Teachers'¬" Handbookavailable as a pdf upon request from samantha.valenoya@tandf.co.uk. Thinking Spanish Translationis essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish and translation studies. The book will also appeal to a wide range of language students and tutors through the general discussion of the principles and purposes of translation.

Table of Contents

@:Selected contents
Preface to the second edition
Preliminaries to translation as a product
Lexis and compensation
Genre: text type and purpose
Cultural issues in translation
The formal properties of texts: phonic, graphic and prosodic issues
The formal properties of texts: syntactical, morphological and discourse issues
Literal (denotative) meaning and translation issues
Connotative meaning and translation problems
Language variety: social and tonal register
Language variety: dialect, sociolect and code-switching
Scientific and technical translation
Legal and financial translation
Translation of consumer-oriented texts
Summary and conclusion
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