Publisher description for The translator as communicator / Basil Hatim and Ian Mason.

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The Translator as Communicator argues that the division of the subject into literary and non-literary, technical and non-technical and so on, is unhelpful and misleading. Instead of dwelling on these differentials, the authors focus on what common ground exists between these distinctions. The proposed model is presented through a series of case studies, ranging from legal texts to poems, each of which focuses on one particular feature of text constitution, while not losing sight of how this contributes to the whole analytic apparatus.

Topics covered include: a comprehensive description of the interpreting process; power and ideology in translation; discourse errors; and curriculum design for translator training. This approach will be of immense interest both to aspiring students of translation and to professionals already working in the field.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Translating and interpreting.