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ERIC Number: ED279152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Translations That You Can Trust.
Attwood, Peter
An approach to text translation that focuses on understanding the original text and the writer's intentions is outlined. The approach uses a sequence of steps including: studying the text carefully, knowing the writer's background, analyzing the text, understanding the writer's use of words, normalizing the text's grammatical form, composing the ideas grammatically into the target language, homogenizing the translation's content, writing a draft translation, focusing on the writer's intention, and producing a final translation that is the equivalent of the original. The problems of translation and the value of this technique, especially for translation of metaphors, are illustrated in two English translations of a Dutch fairy tale, a literal translation and a "trustworthy" one using this approach. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a conference of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (20th, Brighton, England, April 1-4, 1986).