The Beginning Translator's Workbook: or the ABCs of French to English Translation, Revised Edition (Paperback)

The Beginning Translator's Workbook: or the ABCs of French to English Translation, Revised Edition By Michele H. Jones Cover Image

The Beginning Translator's Workbook: or the ABCs of French to English Translation, Revised Edition (Paperback)

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This workbook combines methodology and practice for beginning translators with a solid proficiency in French. It assumes a linguistic approach to the problems of translation and addresses common pitfalls, including the delineation of "translation units", word polysemy, false cognates, and structural and cultural obstacles to literal translation. The first part of the book focuses on specific strategies used by professionals to counter these problems, including transposition, modulation, equivalence, and adaptation. The second part of the book provides a global application of the techniques taught in the opening sections, guiding the student through step-by-step translations of literary and non-literary excerpts. The revised edition clarifies some of the finer points of the translation techniques introduced in the first edition, provides extra practice exercises, and offers information on a website that can be used in class.
Michele H. Jones is a professor of French and the current director of the Global Language and Culture Center at St. John's University in New York City.

Product Details ISBN: 9780761863168
ISBN-10: 0761863168
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: July 16th, 2014
Pages: 314
Language: English