Translation techniques in non-literary translation

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This webinar is aimed at outlining the most important translation techniques that may provide the translator with equivalents and corresponding translations when facing problematic terminology or particular phrases in the area of non-literary translation.
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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.

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April 12, 2017

Trainer Bio

Jasmina Djordjevic - Jasmina is an Assistant Professor with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (English Language), and an appointed and sworn translator, native in German and Serbian as well as close-to-native in English. She teaches Legal English, Translation Techniques, Consecutive Translation, Culture in Business Communication at the BA level and Intercultural Communication and Translation as well as Consecutive and Conference Interpreting at the MA level. Parallel to her academic career, she has been developing her translator and interpreter career for the last 17 years. Now she is trying to contribute to the profession by coaching her students to become good translators, interpreters or teachers. She has written many articles and a few books, two of the most important ones being 'Translation in Practice – Written and Consecutive' and 'Scientific, Professional and Official Translation', which consists of two volumes, one is a theoretical overview and the other is a workbook. Her primary objective is to offer valid and tested teaching/ learning techniques for students training to be translators and interpreters. Jasmina's extensive and elaborate academic and professional record shows highly developed standards needed in the translation and interpretation business.

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