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This paper outlines some results of research on markers encoding procedural information and their implications for translation theory and practice. These markers encode constraints on the inferential process of utterance interpretation rather than conveying conceptual information. This requires translation strategies different from those applicable for linguistic markers conveying conceptual information. These strategies must be based on an understanding of the way in which a given marker in a given utterance exploits the inferential comprehension process. A discussion of various discourse effects caused by the use or absence of connectives in translations of texts from various languages into English illustrates this point.
Source : Bitra