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Title: Stylistic Approaches to Translation
Written By: Jean Boase-Beier
Series Title: Translation Theories Explored
Description:

The concept of style is central to our understanding and construction of
texts. But how do translators take style into account in reading the source
text and in creating a target text?

This book attempts to bring some coherence to a highly interdisciplinary
area of translation studies, situating different views and approaches to
style within general trends in linguistics and literary criticism and
assessing their place in translation studies itself. Some of the issues
addressed are the link between style and meaning, the interpretation of
stylistic clues in the text, the difference between literary and
non-literary texts, and more practical questions about the recreation of
stylistic effects. These various trends, approaches and issues are brought
together in a consideration of the most recent cognitive views of style,
which see it as essentially a reflection of mind.

Underlying the book is the notion that knowledge of theory can affect the
way we translate. Far from being prescriptive, theories which describe what
we know in a general sense can become part of what an individual translator
knows, thus opening the way for greater awareness and also greater
creativity in the act of translation. Throughout the discussion, the book
considers how insights into the nature and importance of style might affect
the actual translation of literary and non-literary texts.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: St. Jerome Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1900650983
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 19.50