Scientific and Technical Translation

1st Edition

Maeve Olohan

Routledge
Published September 23, 2015
Textbook - 254 Pages
ISBN 9780415837866 - CAT# Y149689
Series: Routledge Translation Guides

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Summary

Routledge Translation Guides cover the key translation text types and genres and equip translators and students of translation with the skills needed to translate them. Concise, accessible and written by leading authorities, they include examples from existing translations, activities, further reading suggestions and a glossary of key terms.

Scientific and Technical Translation focuses on texts that are typically translated in scientific and technical domains, such as technical instructions, data sheets and brochures, patents, scientific research articles and abstracts, popular science press releases and news reports. In seven chapters, this practical textbook:

  • Introduces readers to the typical contexts in which scientific and technical translators work;
  • Shows how corpus resources can be used for terminological and phraseological research;
  • Considers how translation technologies are employed in technical and scientific translation;
  • Explains a range of technical and scientific genres and their translation.

Including a wide range of relevant tasks and activities, examples from the most commonly taught language pairs and a glossary of key terms, this is the essential textbook for modules on scientific and technical translation and specialised translation.

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