Download e-book for iPad: Becoming A Translator: An Accelerated Course by Douglas Robinson

By Douglas Robinson

ISBN-10: 0203279719

ISBN-13: 9780203279717

ISBN-10: 0203441133

ISBN-13: 9780203441138

ISBN-10: 041514860X

ISBN-13: 9780415148603

Turning into a Translator presents the knowledge and recommendation that translators really want, corresponding to easy methods to translate quicker and extra adequately, how the activity marketplace works, and the way to house tension. geared up in a easy type, the e-book offers translators inventive actions and routines designed to hurry the training of either conception and perform.

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Not the fame and fortune; not the immortal brilliance of the texts they translate. It must be that somehow they find a sustaining pleasure in the work itself. In what, precisely? And why? Is it a matter of personal style: some people just happen to love translating, others don’t? Or are there ways to teach oneself to find enhanced enjoyment in translation? Not all translators enjoy every aspect of the work; fortunately, the field is diverse enough to allow individuals to minimize their displeasure.

Context The setting in which a thing is found or occurs is extremely important for the associations that are so crucial to memory. Without that context it is just an isolated item; in context, it is part of a whole interlocking network of meaningful things. For example, in Chapter 7 we will be taking a new look at terminology studies, based not on individual words and phrases, or even on larger contexts like “register,” but on working people in their workplaces. Contextualizing a word or phrase as part of what a person doing a job says or writes to a colleague makes it much easier to remember than attempting to remember it as an independent item.

While you’re waiting, you pick up the new translation job, start glancing through it, and before you know it (some sort of automatism clicks in) you’re translating it, top speed. An hour later the fax machine rings; it’s a fax from a friend overseas who has found some of your words. You stop translating to look through the fax. THE TRANSLATOR’S VIEW 31 You’re unsure about one of the words, so you get back on e-mail and send out a message over a listserver, asking other subscribers whether this seems right to them; back in your home computer, you jump over to the morning translation and make the other changes.

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