Translation techniques in non-literary translation
The area of non-literary translation has grown considerably and is now used as a label referring to texts covering a wide range of topics including governmental, legal and diplomatic affairs, business administration, scientific research, manuals, commercial offers, advertisements, catalogues, web sites, textbooks, encyclopaedia, film and television scenarios, documentaries, newspaper and magazine articles, news reports, restaurant menus, official letters, etc.
Obviously, the translation of non-literary texts follows different rules than the translation of literary texts. Most techniques used in literary translation might not be applied in non-literary translation and various techniques will be applied within different language pairs and areas of expertise. Basic translation techniques include: borrowing, calque, literal translation, transposition, modulation, equivalence and adaptation. Apart from these seven basic techniques, additional techniques may be used, the most important ones being: compensation, concentration, dissolution, amplification, economy, reinforcement, condensation, explicitation, implicitation, generalization, particularization and inversion.
Since the translation of a text is much easier if based on a certain set of methods, techniques and strategies, familiarizing with available solutions is of utter importance. This webinar focuses on those translation techniques that may provide the translator with equivalents and corresponding translations when facing problematic terminology or particular phrases.
- Translators starting in the translation industry.
- Experienced translators who want to broaden their knowledge of the most important translation techniques.
- Learn about the most important translation techniques related to the area of non-literary translation.
- Familiarize with the application of translation techniques when facing terminology and phrases otherwise difficult to translate.
- Practice how to provide equivalents and corresponding translations for non-translatable words and phrases.
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- Overview of available translation techniques.
- Examples of translation techniques applied in non-literary translation
- Actual application of translation techniques.
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