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Language Processing in Discourse: A Key to Felicitous Translation / Edition 1
     

Language Processing in Discourse: A Key to Felicitous Translation / Edition 1

by Monika Doherty
 

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ISBN-10: 041528189X

ISBN-13: 9780415281898

Pub. Date: 05/31/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book argues that language systems determine language use to a greater extent than is generally assumed. The author demonstrates how the typological characteristics of a language determine even the most general aspects of our stylistic preferences.
Through extensive analysis of examples in German and English, the author demonstrates how analogous options of

Overview

This book argues that language systems determine language use to a greater extent than is generally assumed. The author demonstrates how the typological characteristics of a language determine even the most general aspects of our stylistic preferences.
Through extensive analysis of examples in German and English, the author demonstrates how analogous options of sentence structure must be surrendered in order to achieve felicitous translations. Two major aspects that determine the appropriateness of language use are examined: language processing and discourse-dependency.
Essential reading for translation scholars and linguists involved in the comparative study of English and German, this book will also be of interest to scholars of psycholinguistics and cognitive science, as well as translators and linguists more generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415281898
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/2002
Series:
Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene
2. Questions of Order
3. Complex Sentences
4. In Favor of Primary Relations
5. Structural Weight
6. Grammaticalized Clues
7. Shifting Boundaries
8. Relativizing Optimality

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