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 Published January 2018
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?
Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 Pedagogical and Word-for-Word Translation
1.2 Adaptation
1.3 Globalization and Localization
1.4 Translation and Interpretation
1.5 Translation in the World
1.6 Translation as an Art or a Craft
1.7 This Book
2 A Model of Translation
2.1 The Order of Events
2.2 Grain Size
2.3 The Word Level
2.4 Syntactic and Pragmatic Translation
2.5 Context
2.6 Pragmatic Translation and Context
3 Reference
3.1 Language as a Digital System
3.2 Meaning and Philosophy
3.3 Things and the Cognitive Perspective
3.4 Given and New
4 Sense
4.1 Prototypes
4.2 Scripts and Lexical Functions
4.3 Classifiers
4.4 Doing Things with Words
4.5 Word-for-Word Translation
4.6 Situation and Context
5 Linguistics
5.1 Inflectional Morpohology
5.2 The Tyranny of Grammar
5.3 Derivation
6 Syntax
6.1 Perspective Grammar
6.2 Productivity
6.3 Signs
7 Machine Translation
7.1 History
7.2 Rule-based Machine Translation
7.3 Statistical Machine Translation
7.4 Coda
Bibliography
Examples
General Index
Translation Index
 
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