Translation theory in English: a list of recommended books/resources?
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Fulvio Novì
Italy
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Nov 21, 2014

Hello everyone!

I am beginning this discussion because I will have to write a dissertation for my graduation and I am looking for resources and books to look at.

Basically, I will be required to translate some pages from Italian to English and then I will have to write a "translation analysis" section in which I will have to explain why I chose to translate in a particular way and everything that is involved in this decision-making process. Bear in mind I am not an English native, I'm Italian and I live in Italy, but this is the task I've been assigned.

So to come to the books and resources, I already have "Language to Language" by Christopher Taylor published by Cambridge University Press, but I'd like to have a wider list.

Thanks for your help!

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Marina Menendez  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Three books Nov 23, 2014

Hello,

We can recommend you some books but don't expect to find everything you need in just a few books. I guess you should consider an analysis in several levels: grammar, lexis, semantics, adequacy, equivalence, text type, etc.

You may find useful these two books which deal with translation techniques and strategies:

Baker, Mona. In Other Words. A Coursebook on Translation. Routledge. New York, 2011.

Hatim, Basil and Munday, Jeremy. Translation An advanced Resource Book. Routledge. New York, 2004.

Newmark, Peter. A textbook on translation. New York. Prentice Hall, 1988.


You can also check Proz Article Knowledgebase, especially those related to Translation Theory
http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/categories/Art-of-Translation-and-Interpreting/


HTH


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Wiki - Books of interest to translators Nov 24, 2014

You might find some useful titles in this wiki: http://wiki.proz.com/wiki/index.php/Books_of_interest_to_translators

HTH


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