Item description for Toward a Science of Translating: With Special Reference to Principles and Procedures Involved in Bible Translating by Eugene A. Nida...
Toward a Science of Translating, first published in 1964, is still very much in demand today. Written by a linguist and anthropologist with forty years of experience in the field of language and religion, this work describes the major components of translating; setting the translating into the context of historical changes in principles and procedures over the last two centuries. With an emphasis on texts being understood within their cultural contexts, one of the reasons for its continuing relevance is the broad number of illustrative examples taken from field experience of translators in America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
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the word "science" used with a reason Jul 20, 2008
I have had the fortune of knowing personally professor Nida at Misano (Italy) in 2007, he's still able to show his deep intelligence as in this book, that is a classic among translation scholars. Even if there are opinions that you might not completely share (like the translation of metaphors in the Bible with comparisons to make them more understandable), the book after half a century is still very useful and full of insight. Who can tell the same of a book in this field?