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The Science of Linguistics in the Art of Translation
Some Tools from Linguistics for the Analysis and Practice of Translation
The Science of Linguistics in the Art of Translation
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Joseph L. Malone - Author
SUNY series in Linguistics
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Hardcover - 241 pages
Release Date: July 1988
ISBN10: 0-88706-653-4
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-653-5

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Release Date: July 1988
ISBN10: 0-88706-654-2
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Summary

"It provides a precise, concise, and comprehensive linguistic description and analysis of what a good translator does in the act of translation. Like good criticism, this book makes one aware of the seemingly mystifying things that go on in translating from one language to another. The concepts are basic to linguistics and the examples are well chosen." -- Edward L. Greenstein, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Drawing from more than two hundred examples representing twenty-two languages of wide genetic and typological variety, the author guides the reader through a broad collection of situations encountered in the analysis and practice of translation. This enterprise gains structure and rigor from the methods and findings of contemporary linguistic theory, while realism and relevance are served by the choice of "naturalistic" examples from published translations. Coverage draws from a variety of genres and text-types (literary works, the Bible, newspaper articles, legal and philosophical writings, for examples), and addresses a thorough selection of structural-functional aspects. These range from discrepancies between source and target languages in sentence construction, to dfiferences between source and target poetic traditions with respect to meter and rhyme.

Joseph L. Malone is Professor of Linguistics and Departmental Chair at Barnard College, Columbia University.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

0.1

Basic Goals of the Book

0.1.1 Linguistics and Translation

0.1.2 The Science of Linguistics

0.1.3 The Art of Translation

0.1.4 The Analysis and Practice of Translation

0.2
Linguistic Scaffolding


0.2.1 Primary Organizational Components

0.2.2 Secondary Organizational Components

0.2.3 An Extended Illustration

0.2.4 Compositional Levels

0.2.5 Representational Strata

0.3
Format of Translational Examples and Bibliographical References


0.3.1 Translational Examples

0.3.2 Bibliographical References

0.4
Overview of the Book's Structure


0.5
List of Terms and Symbols Not Defined Elsewhere


0.6
A Note on Terminology


Notes

Part One

Chapter 1
Trajections; Matching (Equation and Substitution)


1.1 Trajections in General

1.1.1 Basic Characterization

1.1.2 Preliminary Examples

1.2 Equation

1.3 Substitution

1.4 Matching

1.4.1 Carry-over Matching

1.4.2 Calque Matching, Prefab Matching, and False Friendship

Notes

Chapter 2
Zigzagging (Divergence and Convergence)


2.1 Divergence

2.1.1 Linguistic Cues

2.1.2 Situational Cues

2.1.3 Stylistic Cues

2.1.4 Artistic Suspense; Stylistically Induced Divergence

2.2 Convergence

2.3 Zigzagging

Notes

Chapter 3
Recrescence (Amplification and Reduction)


3.1 Amplification

3.1.1 Compensatory Amplification—Glossing

3.1.2 Classificatory Amplification

3.2 Reduction

3.2.1 Compensatory Reduction

3.2.2 Variational Reduction

3.3 Recrescence

3.3.1 Minimax Size Adjustments for Metrical Fit

3.3.2 Global Preferences for Larger or Smaller Units

3.3.3 Japanese kureru-yaru and Author's Empathy

Notes

Chapter 4
Repackaging (Diffusion and Condensation)


4.1 Diffusion

4.1.1 Diffusion versus Amplification

4.1.2 Definitional Diffusion

4.1.3 Diffusion of Grammatical Inflections

4.1.4 Diffusion of Sentences

4.2 Condensation

4.2.1 Condensation in Response to Poetic Requirements

4.2.2 Condensation to Compensate for Syntactic Deficiency

4.3 Repackaging

4.3.1 Size Adjustments and Preferences

4.3.2 Repackaging and Recurrence Chains

4.3.3 Repackaging and de novo Translation

Notes

Chapter 5
Reordering


5.0 Preliminaries

5.1 Reordering to Optimize Comprehension

5.2 Reordering Relative to Narrative Flow

5.3 Reordering of Target-Alien Stylistic Patterns (Greek hysteron-proteron)

5.4 Feature Reordering

Notes

Chapter 6
Some Dimensions of Trajectional Analysis


6.0 Preliminaries

6.1 Levels of Composition: Recoding

6.2 Relations Between Trajections

6.2.1 Implications

6.2.2 Hook-ups

6.3 Trajections as Applied-Linguistic Constructs

Notes

Chapter 7
Some Trajectional Parameters


7.0 Preliminaries

7.1 Structural-Strategical Parameters

7.2 Linguistic-Stylistic-Situational Parameters

7.2.1 The Chiaroscuro Nature of Stylistic Patterns

7.3 Compensatory-Classificatory Parameters

7.4 Paradigmatic-Syntagmatic Parameters

7.5 Positive and Negative Hook-ups

7.6 Translinguistic-Unilinguistic Parameters

Notes

Part Two

Chapter 8
Systemic and Formalistic Techniques


8.0 Preliminaries

8.1 The Systemic Perspective: Sets and Scatters

8.2 Charts and Diagrams: Set-to-Set Substitution, Set-to-Scatter Equation

8.3 Japanese Self-Referent Pronouns; French Dizaines versus English Dozens; Scatter-to-Set

Translation

8.4 Formal and Functional Sets

Notes

Chapter 9
Taxonomies


9.0 Preliminaries

9.1 Taxonomic Conflation

9.2 Matching and Diffusional Deconflation

9.3 Nonce Conflation

Notes

Chapter 10
Zeroes


10.0 Preliminaries

10.1 Zeroes in Recurrence and Coreference Chains; Biblical Hebrew Parallelism

10.2 Zeroes in the Study of Style and Textual Ambiguity

Notes

Chapter 11
Abstract Syntactic Representations


11.0 Preliminaries: The Notion of 'Government'

11.1 The Latin Accusative-with-Infinitive Construction

11.2 Some Guidelines for Synthesizing Abstract Syntactic Representations (ASRs)

11.3 Derivations, Rules, and Strata of Representation

Notes

Chapter 12
Bridge Technique


12.0 Preliminaries

12.1 Basic Properties of the Technique

12.2 Spanning: French tâcher and Spanish procurar versus English try

12.3 Refashioning; Antispanning, Lexicalization

12.4 Situational and Stylistic Patterns

12.4.1 Spanish versus English Gender

12.4.2 Hebrew versus English Subject Raising

12.4.3 Norwegian Word Order versus English Extraposition

12.5 Disassembly and Reassembly: Representational Strata and Trajections

Notes

Part Three

Chapter 13
Phonetics, Phonology, and Poetic Form


13.0 Preliminaries: Phonetic Transcription

13.1 Cenematics and Orthometrics

13.2 Feature and Subsequence Rhyme

13.3 Two Modes of Linguistic Application

13.4 Cenematic Strata and Derivations; APRs

Notes

Chapter 14

Transduction

14.1 Turkish Rhyme

14.2 Alliteration in Old Irish

14.3 Transduction

14.3.1 'Ahi Ali Baba'

14.3.2 'Slieve Cua'

Notes

Chapter 15
Transjacence


15.0 Preliminaries

15.1 Paronomasia and Other Cenematic-Plerematic Complexes

15.1.1 Alliterative and Rhyming Binomials

15.1.2 Mimesis

15.1.3 Free Association

15.1.4 Eponymy

15.2 Source-Text Recurrence Chains

15.2.1 Symbolism

15.2.2 Situational Inducement

15.2.3 Patterned or Arbitrary Distribution

15.2.4 The Distance Factor

15.2.5 Author's Proclivity

Notes

Chapter 16
Parallax


16.0 Preliminaries

16.1 Displacement Parallax

16.2 Antipodal Parallax

16.3 Macroscopic Parallax

16.4 Microscopic Parallax

16.5 Personalizing Parallax

16.6 Depersonalizing Parallax

16.7 The Functions of Parallax in Literary Language

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Persons and Translational Resources

Index of Languages

Index of Subjects



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