Publication details [#10565]

Newmark, Peter. 1978. Thought, speech and translation. Babel 24 (3/4) : 127–129.
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This brief paper on the relation between thought, speech and translation consists of two major sections. In the first section the author attempts to theoretically underpin the distinction between communicative and semantic translation. The auhtor believes that the primary activity, application and purpose of language in the mature adult is thinking, not speech or writing or communication or (self-) expression. In the second section makes a further distinction between the 'semantic' and 'communicative' methods of translation.
Source : P. Van Mulken