Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-4371
Title: L'interaction entre connaissances linguistiques et connais­sances extralinguistiques en traduction : une étude de cas
Authors : Künzli, Alexander
Published in : Hermes
Volume(Issue) : 18
Issue : 34
Pages : 223
Pages to: 244
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Aarhus School of Business
Issue Date: 2005
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 3.0: Attribution 3.0 Unported
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : German
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: This study is a case study. Two professional translators were asked to translate a user guide from French into Swedish while thinking aloud. The focus of the study was on the interaction between their linguistic knowledge and their extralinguistic knowledge as revealed by the translation strategies and principles used by the participants to translate a complex noun phrase. The results show that extralinguistic knowledge can only facilitate the translation process and compensate for a lack of linguistic knowledge if the latter reaches a minimum threshold. A lack of linguistic knowledge cannot either be compensated for by applying translation strategies and principles that have proved successful when the translator is working from a language of which he or she has a better knowledge. Likewise, an education in the field of civil engineering does not amount to the same thing as being able to provide quality in technical translation. The results have potential implications for research and training.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4371
10.7146/hjlcb.v18i34.25806
ISSN: 1903-1785
0904-1699
URI: https://tidsskrift.dk/her/article/view/25806
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/15061
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