1st Edition

Thinking Italian Translation A Course in Translation Method: Italian to English

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    Thinking Italian Translation is a comprehensive and practical translation course. It focuses on improving translation quality and gives clear definitions of translation theories. Texts are taken from sources including journalism, technical texts and screenplays. Translation issues addressed include cultural differences, genre, and revision and editing.
    Adapted from the successful French-based Thinking Translation (1992), the course has been piloted and refined at the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow. A Tutor's Handbook offering invaluable guidance on using the course is available for free download at  http://www.routledge.com/cw/thinkingtranslation/

    1. Preliminaries to translation as a process 2. Preliminaries to translation as product 3. Cultural transposition 4. Compensation 5. The formal properties of texts: Phonic/graphic and prosodic issues in translation 6. The formal properties of texts: Grammatical and sentential issues in translation 7. The formal properties of texts: Discourse and intertextual issues in translation 8. Literal meaning and translation issues 9. Connotative meaning and translation issues 10. Language variety: Translation issues in register, sociolect and dialect 11. Textual genre and translation issues 12. Scientific and technological translation 13. Official, legal and business translation 14. Translating consumer-oriented texts 15. Revising and editing TTs 16. Contrastive topic and practical: Nominalization 17. Contrastive topic and practical: Determiners 18. Contrastive topic and practical: Adverbials 19. Contrastive topic and practical: Condition and future in the past 20. Summary and conclusion. Postscript: A career in translation? Glossary Bibliography Index


    Sándor Hervey was formerly Reader in Linguistics at the University of St Andrews. Ian Higgins is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of St Andrews. Stella Cragie is Visiting Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster. Patrizia Gambarotta is Lecturer in Italian at the University of Mumbai, India.

    'Thinking Italian Translation is a useful resource for any university department or undergraduate/postgraduate involved in the skill of translating. It helps to develop Italian-English translating skills and provides a valuable base on which to build in the future.This is valuable training material for university departments coping with the demand of growing translation market.' - Tuttitalia