Scientific and Technical Translation

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Technical translation (and technical terminology) encompasses the translation of special language texts. 1. Style and Register covers clarity of style, culture-specific and author-reader conventions and expectation. 2. Special Applications deals with the contribution of translation to the dissemination of science. 3. Training and Autodidactic Approaches for Technical Translators: translators must master a broad range of frequently unanticipated topics, as well as linguistic competence. 4. Text Analysis and Text Typology as Tools for Technical Translators focuses attention on text typology and SGML in human translation and CAT. 5. Translation-Oriented Terminology Activities explores the different aspects of terminology: knowledge management, language planning, terminology resources and representation of concept systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027231819
  • Publisher: Benjamins, John Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Remarks: Technical Translation and the American Translator 1
Technical Translation Style: Clarity, Concision, Correctness 11
Contrastive Scientific and Technical Register as a Translation Problem 21
The Challenges of Simplicity and Complexity: German-English Modes and Interrelationships 53
The Inappropriateness of the Merely Correct: Stylistic Considerations in Scientific and Technical Translation 69
Translation, the Great Pollinator of Science: A Brief Flashback on Medical Translation 89
Translating for the Small World 101
Patent Claim Translation 111
Linguistic and Technical Preparation in the Training of Technical Translators and Interpreters 123
Toward an Expanded Pedagogy of Specialized Translation 151
"Retooling" as an Adaptive Skill for Translators 161
Text Typology and Translation-Oriented Text Analysis 175
The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) Heuristic Textual Resources in Translation-Oriented Databases 185
New Trends in Translation-Oriented Terminology Management 209
Bibliography of Polish Terminology Resources 217
Selected Elements from a Theory of Fractal Linguistics: Possible Implications for Machine Translation, Terminology Management, and Other NLP Applications 235
Translators and Interpreters as Adopters and Agents of Diffusion of Planned Lexical Innovations: The Francophone Case 265
Contributors 277
ATA Corporate Members (1993) 281
ATA Institutional Members (1993) 287
American Translators Association, Officers and Board of Directors (1993) 289
Recipients of the Alexander Gode Medal 289
Subject Index 291
Author Index 296
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