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L'implicite dans la traduction du discours technique et scientifique

Salama-Carr, M 2001, 'L'implicite dans la traduction du discours technique et scientifique' , Anglophonia: French Journal of English Studies, 9 , pp. 215-222.

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Abstract

Drawing on the explicitation hypothesis put forward by Blum-Kulka (1986) and taken up by corpus studies (Baker 1995 and Laviosa 1997), the paper will argue that the issue of implicitness/explicitness, normally associated with literary translation, features also in the translation of scientific and technical discourse and can be examined in the light of the concept of «shifts.» Shifts in implicitness can be due to systemic constraints (for instance the treatment of compounds in translation from English into French), stylistic constraints (the need to avoid repetition) as much as to translational factors. On the basis of examples drawn from the French translations published in La Recherche of scientific English articles, it will be argued that the above constraints will lead to instances of implicitation as well as explicitation in the translation process.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Title in English: Implicitness in the translation of technical and scientific discourse
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PB Modern languages. Celtic languages > PB0001 Modern languages
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DC France
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Translating and Interpreting
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Anglophonia: French Journal of English Studies
Publisher: Presses universitaires du Mirail, Toulouse, France
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 12783331
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2009 12:45
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1359

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