Documentary or instrumental translation?
Thread poster: gorfeat
Mar 3, 2012

Bonjour ,

Voila j'aimerais connaître la différence entre une ''Documentary'' or ''instrumental translation''?
Je dois traduite une publicité..Qu'en pensez vous?

Un grand merci par avance.


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Contexte? Mar 3, 2012

gorfeat wrote:

Bonjour ,

Voila j'aimerais connaître la différence entre une ''Documentary'' or ''instrumental translation''?
Je dois traduite une publicité..Qu'en pensez vous?

Un grand merci par avance.


Sans avoir plus de contexte, "Documentary" se réfère généralement à un type de film documentaire/ genre cinématographique et télévisuel. En radio, on parle de documentaire radiophonique.

However, in the field of text analysis, (in my opinion) a literal translation of both terms would suffice. Christiane Nord in Language Arts & Disciplines (2005) distinguishes between two translation "types": documentary and instrumental translation, and explains them in detail.


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Nelia Fahloun  Identity Verified
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Un avis Mar 4, 2012

Bonjour,

Voir cet extrait d'un article de l'universitaire Andrew Chesterman (Université d'Helsinki) sur ce lien : http://www.helsinki.fi/~chesterm/2000bTypes.html


A documentary translation is manifestly a document of another text, it is overtly a translation of something else. Insofar as it presents itself as a report of another communication, it is a bit like reported speech. Instrumental translation, on the other hand, functions as an instrument of communication in its own right, it works independently of a source text, and is judged on how well it expresses its message. So instrumental translation is a bit like direct speech. A translation of a computer manual, for instance, is normally instrumental: the point of the translation is to make sure that the reader understands how to install and use the computer; the point is not to produce a maximally accurate representation of the original text.


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