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Introduction to General Translation
Other Titles: A Functional Approach on the Basis of the Text Types of Cooking Recipes, Commercials and Travel Guides and Brochures and the Language Pair Greek/German
Authors: Seel, Olaf Immanuel
Reviewer: Floros, Georgios
Subject: HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > APPLIED LINGUISTICS > TRANSLATION
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > APPLIED LINGUISTICS
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > SOCIOLINGUISTICS
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > FIELDS RELATED TO THE MEANING OF LANGUAGE > DISCOURSE ANALYSIS/TEXT LINGUISTICS
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > FIELDS RELATED TO THE MEANING OF LANGUAGE > DISCOURSE ANALYSIS/TEXT LINGUISTICS > TEXT LINGUISTICS
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > DESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS > CONTRASTIVE LINGUISTICS
HUMANITIES AND ARTS > LINGUISTICS > FIELDS OF LINGUISTICS > FIELDS RELATED TO THE MEANING OF LANGUAGE > PRAGMATICS
Keywords:
Principles Of General Translation
Greek/german
Functional Approach To Translation
Contrastive Text Analysis
Contrastive Culture Analysis
Contrastive Linguistic Analysis
Commercials
Travel Guides And Brochures
Cooking Recipes
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Abstract:
This book explores general translation in 8 chapters, focusing on the language pair Greek/German. Theoretically and methodologically, the book aligns itself with the functional translational approach of the Skopos Theory that is predominantly grounded in pragmatics and in the awareness of the cultural specificity of the verbal/non-verbal act of communication.

The book intends, first of all, to offer to the translation trainee, the future professional translator, a stable theoretical basis in translation studies, as well as in the particular domain of general translation (chapters 1, 2, 3). A further aim of this book is to make clear, in a contrastive manner, the structural differences between the Greek and the German language, as well as to point out some main particularities relating to this issue (chapter 4), in hope of contributing to the optimization of quality and velocity of the translational out-put in this particular language pair. The theoretical part of the book is followed by a practical one where the students have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge of the first four chapters. Moreover, this practical part of the book enables the students to exercise on specific text types that, additionally, are frequently translated in professional real-life. Thus, the text types under examination are cooking recipes, commercials and travel guides and brochures. In this context, every chapter offers 8 translation exercises (4 for each directionality), and, altogether, these practical chapters offer 24 translation exercises (12 for each directionality) (chapters 5,6,7). The difference between (Nord’s) “documentary translation” and “instrumental translation”, as well as the one between “functional translation” and “non-functional translation” is illustrated on the basis of the translation of the introduction of an old Greek cookery book into German (chapter 8). Every chapter of the book and some of its subchapters are followed by a number of questions that aim at fostering comprehension and the critical competence of the student, as well as by a selection of bibliography. The main part of the book is completed with the Conclusions. The book ends with an appendix that includes answers for the questions following every chapter, a suggested solution for one translation exercise (chapter 8), as well as three bilingual and bidirectional term bases (1. cooking recipes, 2. commercials, 3. travel guides and brochures), the complete bibliography and a very detailed index of names and topics. Last but not least, the book makes use of electronic interactive means in order to accelerate and enhance the learning process.
Linguistic Editors: Angelakou, Alexandra
Technical Editors: Apostolou, Effrosyni
Type: Undergraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2015
Item Details:
ISBN 978-960-603-081-9
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/gr
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/2568
Bibliographic Citation: Seel, O. (2015). Introduction to General Translation [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. http://hdl.handle.net/11419/2568
Language: Greek
Consists of: 1. Το θεωρητικό υπόβαθρο για τη Γενική Μετάφραση και τη Μετάφραση Γενικών Κειμένων
2. Η μεταφραστική επάρκεια υπό το πρίσμα του λειτουργισμού
3. Δομικές διαφορές μεταξύ ελληνικής και γερμανικής γλώσσας: μια αντιπαραβολικη γραμματική ανάλυση
4. Η μετάφραση συνταγών μαγειρικής
5. Η μετάφραση διαφημιστικών κειμένων
6. Η μετάφραση ταξιδιωτικών οδηγών και φυλλαδίων
7. Λειτουργικές σχέσεις σε αντιπαραβολή: εφαρμογή τεκμηριωτικής έναντι εργαλειακής μετάφρασης βάσει του ίδιου ΚΠ
8. Συμπεράσματα
9. Παράρτημα λύσεων ερωτήσεων κρίσεως και κατανόησης και ασκήσεων
10. Παράρτημα γλωσσαρίων μαγειρικής, διαφημίσεων, ταξιδιωτικών οδηγών και φυλλαδίων
11. Τι είναι η Γενική Μετάφραση;
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions
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