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Are translations longer than source texts? A corpus-based study of explicitation

Frankenberg-Garcia, A (2009) Are translations longer than source texts? A corpus-based study of explicitation In: Corpus use and translating. John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia. ISBN 978-90-272-2426-2

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Abstract

Explicitation is the process of rendering information which is only implicit in the source text explicit in the target text, and is believed to be one of the universals of translation (Blum-Kulka 1986, Olohan and Baker 2000, Øverås 1998, Séguinot 1988, Vanderauwera 1985). The present study uses corpus technology to attempt to shed some light on the complex relationship between translation, text length and explicitation. An awareness of what makes translations longer (or shorter) and more explicit than source texts can help trainee translators make more informed decisions during the translation process. This is felt to be an important component of translator education.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > Languages and Translation
Authors :
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Frankenberg-Garcia, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords : corpora, translation, explicitation
Additional Information : Copyright 2009 John Benjamins Publishing Company. Please note that the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint this material in any form.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Oct 2014 15:58
Last Modified : 07 Mar 2015 02:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806265

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