Investigating Translation

Selected papers from the 4th International Congress on Translation, Barcelona, 1998

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| Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
| Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
| Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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This volume brings together a selection of papers presented at an international conference on Translation Studies in Barcelona in 1998. The papers illustrate four areas that are of particular interest in translation research today in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The purpose of the first section, ‘Investigating Translation Paradigms’, is to reach a critical revision of existing paradigms and to develop new ones in approaching the translated text. The second section, ‘Investigating the Translation Process’, focuses on the skills, knowledge and strategies that make up translation competence. The third section, ‘Investigating Translation and Ideology’ addresses not only the ‘invisible’ influence of ideologies on the translator, but also the role of translators in transmitting ideology. The fourth section, ‘Investigating Translation Receivers’ envisages translators as communicators caught between the opposing trends of localisation and globalisation. This tension can be seen in the selection of the papers, some of which reflect on research carried out in recently established translation centres in Spain, while others discuss the latest work of scholars from long established centres in other countries.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 32]  2000.  xiii, 294 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
ix–xiii
Section I: Investigating Translation Paradigms
1
A Fresh Look at Translating
Eugene A. Nida
3–12
Theory and Practice of Translation Studies Revisited: 25 years of Translator Training in Europe
Albrecht Neubert
13–26
The Scope of a Communicative Theory of Translation: An attempt at systematisation
Zinaida Lvovskaya
27–36
Living on the Border: Feminine subjectivity in translation
Pilar Godayol Nogue
37–42
Translation Theory in Chinese Translations of Buddhist Texts
Chu Chi Yu
43–53
Self-Translation as an extreme Case of the author-Translator-Dialectic
Helena Tanqueiro
55–63
The Degree of Grammatical Complexity in Literary Texts as a Translation Problem
Isabel García-Izquierdo and Josep Marco
65–74
Section II: Investigating the Translation Process
75
Opportunities in Conference Interpreting Research
Daniel Gile
77–89
The Computer in Empirical Studies for the Didactics of Translation
Wilhelm Neunzig
91–98
Acquiring Translation Competence: Hypotheses and Methodological Problems of a Research Project
PACTE GROUP
99–106
Translation Strategies and Translation Solutions: Design of a Teaching Prototype and Empirical Study of its Results
C. Scott-Tennent, Maria González Davies and Fernanda Rodríguez Torras
107–116
From Techniques to Types of Solutions
Patrick Zabalbeascoa
117–127
Translation Strategies: Somewhere over the rainbow
Ricardo Muñoz Martín
129–137
Section III: Investigating Translation and Ideology
139
Language Models and Catalan Translation
Joaquim Mallafré
141–151
Dubbing for Catalan Television: The acceptable translation
Natália Izard
153–160
La Traducción del Título Cinematográfico Como Objeto de Autocensura: El factor religioso
Victor González Ruiz
161–169
The Translation of Mass Fiction
John Milton
171–179
La traduction des contes de fées: L’enfant entre la tradition et l’avenir
A. M. Clark Peres
181–191
Section IV: Investigating Translation Receivers
193
What do We Know About the Target-Text Receiver?
Christiane Nord
195–212
POSI-tive Thinking About Quality in Translator Training in Finland
Rosemary Mackenzie
213–221
Towards a More Systematic Approach to the Translation of Advertising Texts
Beverly Adab
223–234
The Translator as Mediator in Advertising Spanish Products in English-Speaking Markets
Adrián Fuentes Luque and Dorothy Kelly
235–242
Translation as a Component of Software Localization Projects
Joan Parra
243–249
Traducción de los nombres vernáculos ingleses de animales en los textos de divulgacion científica
Carlos Garrido
251–260
A Pragmatic Approach to the Description of Phraseology in Biomedical Texts
Maribel Tercedor Sánchez
261–270
References
271–288
Name Index
289–290
Subject Index
291–294
“What makes Investigating Translation stand out from other collective volumes is the author's shared concern with providing rigour and objectivity to their research. Irrespective of the specific topic they discuss, the contributors' work on corpora of texts, questionnaires, etc., allows them to present their conclusions in a confident manner and makes their research more readily useful to other scholars in the field. This common feature of the contributions proves that a truly 'scientific' era is drawing near for the discipline, and that this dream and ambition of both theorists and practitioners is likely to come true with the help of the refined tolls of investigation of the 21st century.”
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Subjects

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00039824