Translation

Martin Kay

Translation

Martin Kay

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

168 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9781575868714 Published November 2017
Cloth $59.00 ISBN: 9781575868455 Will Publish December 2017
Martin Kay’s Translation is concerned with the fundamental underpinnings of the titular subject. Kay argues that the primary responsibility of the translator is to the referents of words themselves. He shows how a pair of sentences that might have widely different meanings in isolation could have similar meanings in some contexts. Exploring such key subjects as how to recognize when a pair of texts might be translations of each other, Kay attempts to answer the essential question: What is translation anyway?
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