Language Processing In Discourse: A Key To Felicitous Translation by Monika DohertyLanguage Processing In Discourse: A Key To Felicitous Translation by Monika Doherty

Language Processing In Discourse: A Key To Felicitous Translation

byMonika DohertyEditorMonika Doherty

Paperback | September 10, 2012

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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.
Monika Doherty began her career with the study of English, Russian and General Linguistics in Berlin (PhD in 1969, Professor in 1981). She concentrated on semantics, later pragmatics, and translation. In 1990 she was appointed Professor for Translation Theory. Two major publications contributed to her success with a wider readership:Üb...
Title:Language Processing In Discourse: A Key To Felicitous TranslationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415649595

ISBN - 13:9780415649599

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Table of Contents

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