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Beyond translation : essays toward a modern philology, A.L. Becker

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Beyond translation : essays toward a modern philology
Title
Beyond translation
Title remainder
essays toward a modern philology
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A.L. Becker
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Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of essays A. L. Becker develops a bold, new approach to translation that addresses the subtleties of cultural identity. Becker describes how texts in Burmese, Javanese, and Malay differ profoundly from English texts in all the ways they have meaning: in the games they play, the worlds they constitute, the memories they evoke, the media they shape, the structures they build, and the silences they maintain. In each of these dimensions there are excesses and inadequacies of meaning that make a difference across languages. Becker's "modern philology" insists, beyond translation, on the sorting out of these ambiguities and contexts of meaning. In linguistics, the essays emphasize important kinds of nonuniversality in all aspects of language and look toward a new theory of language grounded in American pragmatism. In anthropology, the essays demonstrate that much of culture can be described in terms of text-building strategies. And for the comparatist, whether in literature, history, rhetoric, music, or psychology, the essays provide a new array of tools of comparison across distant languages and cultures --
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Becker, Alton L
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Translating and interpreting
  • Discourse analysis
  • Philology
  • Semantics
Label
Beyond translation : essays toward a modern philology, A.L. Becker
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Note
Collection of sixteen previously published essays, 1974-1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. Text building in Javanese -- pt. 2. Some Burmese figures -- pt. 3. Learning Malay -- pt. 4. Translating Emerson into Old Javanese -- pt. 5. Music and language: language and music -- pt. 6. A place for particularity -- pt. 7. Afterword
Control code
FIEb17449911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780472105731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm31866854
  • (OCoLC)31866854
Label
Beyond translation : essays toward a modern philology, A.L. Becker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Collection of sixteen previously published essays, 1974-1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. Text building in Javanese -- pt. 2. Some Burmese figures -- pt. 3. Learning Malay -- pt. 4. Translating Emerson into Old Javanese -- pt. 5. Music and language: language and music -- pt. 6. A place for particularity -- pt. 7. Afterword
Control code
FIEb17449911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780472105731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm31866854
  • (OCoLC)31866854

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