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Thinking German Translation

Thinking German Translation: A Course in Translation Method - German to English 
by Sandor Hervey, Ian Higgins, Michael Loughridge

Paperback 256 pages (November 23, 1995) 
Publisher: Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd 
Language: English 
ISBN: 0415116384


About the Book

Thinking Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of German. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

Synopsis

This is a comprehensive 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully tested at the University of St Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. The book is designed for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of German; it should also be useful to a wide range of language students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.