Becoming a Translator: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation / Edition 2

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This new edition of Becoming a Translator retains the strength of the first edition while offering new sections on current issues.

Douglas Robinson presents an innovative approach to translation by integrating translation theory and the practical skills required by the working translator. The book provides the type of information and advice that novice translators really need: how to translate faster and more accurately; how to deal with arising problems and stress; how the market works; includes a wide variety of lively activities and exercises to facilitate the learning of both theory and practice; includes a detailed Teachers Guide; and contains suggestions for discussion and activities and hints for the teaching of translation.

Becoming a Translator has been specifically designed for introductory undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of translation. It will also be of interest to professional translators and students of translation and language.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘This innovative new edition of Becoming A Translator is essential reading for emerging translators and a welcome addition to the translation studies classroom.’ - Emily Wittman, University of Alabama, USA

‘This book is a comprehensive, practical and highly readable introduction to Translation as a Profession. By interweaving psychological, linguistic, social and cultural dimensions into all key aspects of real-life translation practice, it is innovative and effective in imparting the essential knowledge to its readers, including translators-to-be and translators in practice.’ - Susan Xu Yun, SIM University, Singapore

‘Translators need to be skilful, flexible, tough, organised, creative, analytical and paid for their work. This book gives helpful and concise guidance about all these needs, and anyone entering the profession will learn a lot from it. I recommend it strongly.’ - Raphael Salkie, University of Brighton, UK

‘If you have little or no previous exposure to translation, and want to catch up with developments in the field, try this book!’ - John Wang, Hong Kong Baptist University and Jinan University, China

"Robinson's Becoming a Translator, which is in its third edition, is a product of years of work, use, revision and updates. Much of the advice which it contains demonstrates that the author is an experienced, enthusiastic translator." - LINGUIST List

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415300339
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/26/2003
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Robinson is currently associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi.
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Table of Contents

1. External Knowledge: The User's View
2. Internal Knowledge: The Translator's View
3. The Translator as Learner
4. The Process of Translation
5. Experience
6. People
7. Working People
8. Languages
9. Social Networks
10. Cultures
11. When Habit Fails
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