Book recommendations: how translation has affected the dissemination of scientific knowledge?
Thread poster: Natalia Pastor Pearce

Natalia Pastor Pearce
United Kingdom
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Spanish to English
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Nov 10, 2017

Hello everyone!

Just out of interest, in my free time I'm researching how translation has affected the dissemination of scientific knowledge around the world - how original ideas might have been changed or adapted, reasons for/consequences of this, etc. A very broad topic and, it seems, one that hasn't been addressed much.

I'm currently reading "Science in Translation", Montgomery 2000, and finding it quite a 'heavy' read. I'm looking for something a little more digestable (and less academic), maybe in a similar tone to "Guns, Germs and Steel", Jared Diamond. I've never studied translation at university and have no connections I could ask, so does anyone have any suggestions?

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On another note, as previously mentioned, I have no academic training in translation. I have read most of the important books in translation masters reading lists, incl. Venuti's "Translation Studies Reader" and Mona Baker's "In Other Words". It's safe to say I have a firm grasp of translation theory and ethics, and would like to turn to more practical material. Though I'm a practising translator, I firmly believe there's always something to improve on.

Yes, the obvious answer here is "do a translation course" - already looking into it, but my current time constraints mean that self-learning is my only option for the moment.

I've already worked my way through "Thinking German Translation" and "Thinking Spanish Translation". Are there any other books that have a similar practical, self-learning approach?

N.B. My source languages are Spanish, Catalan and German. Target language is English.

Thank you in advanceicon_biggrin.gif


 


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