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  • Publication
    Definiteness vs. Indefiniteness in the Turkish language
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016)
    Rocchi, Luciano
    Despite the lack of an element comparable to the “definite article” found in major western languages, which is alien to its structure, Turkish is often able to indicate whether a noun phrase is definite or indefinite through morphological, syntactic and suprasegmental resources. This paper examines in detail how an agglutinative synthetic language like Turkish uses these various strategies.
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    Foreign Language Services at the Italian Ministry of the Interior with a Focus on L2 Translation
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016)
    Serpentini, Carla
    ;
    Iaboni, Cinzia
    Translating in a national institutional setting such as the Italian Ministry of the Interior poses unique challenges to in-house professional translators as they endeavour to convey the “voice” of the public administration to a large and diverse international audience of practitioners and private citizens who interact with the Ministry for various reasons on a daily basis. Starting from an overview of foreign language services provided by the Ministry’s staff linguists, this paper focuses on translation services and explores in detail text types, clients and readership and the special challenges represented by L2 translation along with the strategies and practices adopted by staff translators to cater for the specific translation needs of both central and peripheral offices of the Interior Ministry. To illustrate all this, the two authors have drawn extensively on their own daily experience as staff linguists within two different structures of the Ministry, namely the Criminal Police Directorate in Rome and the Police Headquarters of Gorizia, offering a number of practical examples of translation of Italian texts into English, their L2 and the preferred choice for almost the totality of the Ministry’s communication needs.
      822  743
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    L’analisi comparata dello stile nella didattica della traduzione letteraria Rovina, Crollo e Caduta della Casa Usher
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016)
    Campanini, Silvia
    How translation does justice to the style of a literary text is a question which occupied translators and translation scholars long before the emergence of the discipline of Translation Studies and which is also of primary importance in the didactics of literary translation. This paper aims to illustrate a method of comparative stylistic analysis that seeks to combine a target-oriented, non-normative approach to the study of translated literature, as envisaged by Descriptive Translation Studies, with a more traditional, strictly linguistic source-oriented approach. It also draws on one of the basic principles of cognitive stylistics, i.e. the notion that the style of a literary text affects the reader’s perception of the fictional world constructed by the author. Three Italian translations of the opening passage of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher will be compared with the purpose of highlighting their main stylistic differences and their potential effects on the reader. Each translation will then be contrasted with the source text in order to pin down translation strategies, assess their degree of accuracy and finally show how the individual style of the translators becomes visible in the target texts.
      675  1669
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    Reflecting on the comprehension process in the practice and teaching of translation
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016)
    Rega, Lorenza
    Text comprehension is often ignored as a specific source of difficulty in translation. Yet it is an essential step of the translation process and for some texts it requires reading skills that only native speakers of the source language are likely to possess. This article proposes a brief overview of the variables affecting reading comprehension and then discusses source text difficulty as a possible cause of mistranslations.
      846  603
  • Publication
    Pensamiento y cultura en la formación de los falsos amigos entre italiano y español
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016)
    Toro, Luis Luque
    ;
    Medina Montero, José Francisco
    The main objective of this study is to analyze the linguistic phenomenon of false friends from a cognitive perspective in order to better define the concept. To do so, we have analyzed to what extent the thought processes and the cultural context of two Romance languages (Italian and Spanish) have influenced the way some specific false friends have evolved. Major contrast s have emerged due to the pragmatic use of lexical items in different contexts. Following the application of the concept of “dimension ” on various examples, we will be able to compare the characteristic of each lexical item.
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