This is a comprehensive practical course in translation for advanced students of German, which focuses on improving translation quality whilst clarifying the theoretical issues involved. This second edition brings the course up-to-date, and has been fully reworked to give clearer explanations of key terms and include revised chapters on genre, compensation and revision and editing.
Based on detailed analysis of translation problems, Thinking German Translation features new material taken from a wide range of sources, including:business and politicspress and publicityengineeringtourismliterary and consumer-oriented texts.
Addressing a variety of translation issues such as cultural difference, register and dialect, Thinking German Translation is essential reading for all students wishing to perfect their translation skills. It is also an excellent foundation for those considering a career in translation.
Further resources, including a free teacher's handbook for the course, are available on the companion website at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/0415341469/resources/default.asp
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
`This book is an insightful and extremely practical resource for students who will seek a career in translation, be it in a literary, technical, or commercial environment. The book is so clearly written and well organized that it could easily be used for independent study... Moreover, the established scholar or translator may find the book, especially the chapters on modal particles and focus, to be a useful reference work.' Christopher D. Sapp on LinguistList
'A well-conceived and extremely useful book, the only one of its kind available, and particularly to be valued for its emphasis on the creative and decision-making aspects of translation.' - Jean Boase-Beier, UEA
'[There is a] decisive increase in the introduction of translation programmes, mainly at postgraduate level, but now also at undergraduate level. Textbooks therefore are essential, and the present one has a lot to offer in this respect.' - Christina Schaffner, Aston University
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