Use of monolingual and comparable corpora in the classroom to translate adverbial connectors

Autores

  • Beatriz Sánchez Cárdenas Universidad de Granada (UGR), Espanha
  • Pamela Faber Universidad de Granada (UGR), Espanha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2016v36nesp1p147

Palavras-chave:

Translation teaching, Adverbial connectors, Corpus linguistics, Pragmatic equivalence

Resumo

Research in terminology has traditionally focused on nouns. Considerably less attention has been paid to other grammatical categories such as adverbs. However, these words can also be problematic for the novice translator, who tends to use the translation correspondences in bilingual dictionaries without realizing that formal equivalence is not necessarily the same as textual equivalence. However, semantic values, acquired in context, go far beyond dictionary meaning and are related to phenomena such as semantic prosody and preferences of lexical selection that can vary, depending on text type and specialized domain.

This research explored the reasons why certain adverbial discourse connectors, apparently easy to translate, are a source of translation problems that cannot be easily resolved with a bilingual dictionary. Moreover, this study analyzed the use of parallel corpora in the translation classroom and how it can increase the quality of text production. For this purpose, we compared student translations before and after receiving training on the use of corpus analysis tools

Biografia do Autor

Beatriz Sánchez Cárdenas, Universidad de Granada (UGR), Espanha

Doctor in Language Sciences, University of Strasbourg, France. Doctor in Translation and Interpreting, University of Granada, Spain. Masters of Advanced Studies (Diplôme d’études approfondies) in Language Sciences at the University of Strasbourg, France. BA in Translation and Interpreting, University of Granada, Spain. Associate’s Degree in French Philology, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Pamela Faber, Universidad de Granada (UGR), Espanha

PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Granada (UGR) (1986), DEA in English Linguistics from the University of Paris IV (1981), BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Granada (1978), BA in Audiovisual Communication from the University of North Carolina (UNC) (1976). Full Professor in Translation and Interpreting in the UGR. Granada, Spain.

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Publicado

2016-04-26