Language Processing in Discourse: A Key to Felicitous Translation

1st Edition

Monika Doherty

Routledge
Published September 12, 2012
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415649599 - CAT# Y143590
Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

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Summary

This book argues that language systems determine language use to a greater extent than is generally assumed. The author demonstrates how the typological characteristics of a language determine even the most general aspects of our stylistic preferences.
Through extensive analysis of examples in German and English, the author demonstrates how analogous options of sentence structure must be surrendered in order to achieve felicitous translations. Two major aspects that determine the appropriateness of language use are examined: language processing and discourse-dependency.
Essential reading for translation scholars and linguists involved in the comparative study of English and German, this book will also be of interest to scholars of psycholinguistics and cognitive science, as well as translators and linguists more generally.

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