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Discourse and the Translator

1st Edition

By B. Hatim, Ian Mason


272 pages

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Discourse and the Translator both incorporates and moves beyond previous studies of translation. Its logical and informative approach to the problems of translation ensures that it will be essential for all those who work with languages 'in contact'. Incorporating research in sociolinguistics, discourse studies, pragmatics and semiotics, the authors analyse the process and product of translation in their social contexts. Through this analysis, the book emphasises the importance of the translator as a mediator between cultures.

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface



Standard Abbreviations

1. Issues and Debates in Translation Studies

2. Linguistics and Translators: Theory and Practice

3. Context in Translating: Register Analysis

4. Translating and Language as Discourse

5. Translating Text as Action: The Pragmatic Dimension of Context

6. Translating Texts as Signs: The Semiotic Dimension of Context

7. Intertextuality and Intentionality

8. Text Type as the Translator's Focus

9. Prose Designs: Text Structure in Translation

10. Discourse Texture

11. The Translator as Mediator

Glossary of terms

List of Texts Quoted



About the Series

Language In Social Life

Language in Social Life is a major new series which highlights the importance of language to an understanding of issues of social and professional concern. It will be of practical relevance to all those wanting to understand how the ways we communicate both influence and are influenced by the structures and forces of contemporary social institutions.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General