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lien
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Jan 21, 2004

"Becoming A Translator, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation" by Douglas Robinson

Do someone know this book and what do you think of it ?


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Myriam Garcia Bernabe  Identity Verified
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I have the book Jan 21, 2004

And it gives useful and practical insights into the world of translation and starting up as a translator. Although I would not class it as an academic book.

Kind regards
Myriam


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Aisha Maniar  Identity Verified
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Worth reading... Jan 26, 2004

Hello,
I read this book when I was training to become a translator and while it doesn't cover lots of translation theory, it's still a useful book. I'm not sure how relevant it is to people who are already working in the (freelance) translation field, however it may be interesting to read to see if you've left any bases uncovered as he touches on most aspects of the business.

Personally, I've liked everything that I've read about translation by Douglas Robinson, particularly his book about taboo in translation; it's highly thought provoking. His style of writing is quite accessible and I suppose this book (theory and practice...) may well serve as a useful reference. In any case, it's most definitely worth reading if you are new to translation.
I hope that helps,
Aisha

[Edited at 2004-01-26 09:22]


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