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Do you know of any good books for teaching translation?
Thread poster: Yana

Yana
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Aug 31, 2003

Hello, dear colleagues!

Could anyone recommend some good books for teaching translation that include theory and practice? Or some site(s) with course descriptions?
I was invited to teach an Intro to Translation course. This is at a university, primarily for professional adults. The group will include people with different language backgrounds, and yet I have to give them some exercises in addition to theory.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Yana


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Serge Vazhnenko
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translation textbook Sep 1, 2003

Dear Yana,

Please try this link dhttp://www.philosoft.ru/_subsites/tcportal/perevod/

or just let me know your e-mail, so that I could send you a PDF file of this manual.

Mailto vgsv@coke.zp.ua

With best regards,

S.V.V.


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Aisha Maniar  Identity Verified
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A fantastic book.... Sep 1, 2003

Dear Yana,
Firstly, good luck. I hope your teaching goes well. Secondly, one of the best books that I used when studying translation (it was one of my course books) was Mona Baker's "In Other Words: A coursebook on translation" (published by Routledge, 1992). It covers so many aspects of translation in theory and then gives amazing practical examples covering so many different languages. In fact, the fact that it gives examples from non-Indoeuropean languages and more examples that are not from French or German further enhance the appeal of the book. I still use it as a reference book for my professional work now that I've graduated. I hope it's of some use to you.
There are other books, but from a teaching point of view, I think this one is probably one of the best, due to the examples it gives and its clear layout.
Best wishes,
Aisha


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Yana
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Aisha and Sergey, Sep 1, 2003

Thank you very much for you help!

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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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"What is the best book you have read on translation?" Sep 2, 2003

Dear Yana,

I have recently read a topic in the same thread you posted yours.
The links/books there are mostly on studying translation and on translation in general, but hope you can find some useful resources there: http://www.proz.com/topic/12465

Best wishes,
Natalya


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Tatiana Nefyodova  Identity Verified
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Downloadable books Sep 2, 2003

Look at www.sch-yuri.narod.ru
There're a lot of books for English teachers and EnRu translators/interpreters.
There are also some valuable resources at http://www.proz.com/topic/10195

Good luck!
Tania.


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Helen Johnson  Identity Verified
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A Textbook of Translation Sep 2, 2003

Yana,
Being a teacher at Uni myself and having done such a course, one good book was the above by Peter Newmark, full of comments and ideas on theories and examples in various languages. Also look at Nida's stuff (can't remember exact titles), and yes, Mona Baker's good too.
Good luck,
Helen


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Yana
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Thank you everyone! Sep 4, 2003

You all gave me great advice. I am not as nervous about this course anymore.

Yana


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