New PDF release: Appliable Linguistics

By Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi K. Knight

ISBN-10: 1441164154

ISBN-13: 9781441164155

This selection of study bargains an preliminary step within the pursuit of an appliable linguistics. Appliable Linguistics takes daily real-life language-related difficulties -- either theoretical and sensible -- in various social, expert and educational contexts as its place to begin. It then makes use of and contributes to a theoretical version of language which can reply to and is appliable within the context. the concept that of appliable linguistics utilized in this quantity is proficient by way of the paintings of M.A.K. Halliday, who believes that "the price of a concept lies within the use that may be made from it." The chapters during this quantity hence use and give a contribution to an appliable linguistics that engages with a variety of matters together with: translation, schooling, language teaching/learning, multimodality, media, social coverage and motion, and confident discourse research. This number of learn is obtainable as an preliminary step within the pursuit of Appliable Linguistics, which we are hoping will function a beginning for destiny paintings around the self-discipline. >

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When we talk of ‘pinpointing the choice’, in the theory and practice of translation, this means locating, within the systems of the two languages concerned, Pinpointing the Choice 19 the moments of equivalence and shift that come to our attention. These may, of course, be almost any moments in any pair of texts that are related as source and target texts in translation, since equivalence on all dimensions is rather improbable. At the same time, the concept of translation, as process and as product, depends on the search for equivalence and the assumption that equivalence can be achieved in at least certain respects.

So I really needed a bag of tools that would let me come to grips with this varied set of language-grounded tasks. If there was one motif that emerged as salient in all these different contexts, it was that of choice: language as meaning, and meaning as choice. In teaching a foreign language, one was always guiding the learners through networks of choices, opening up – or helping them to open up – an expanding range of meaning potential, increasing the delicacy of the choices they were making as they went along.

74–5). Matthiessen’s ‘environments’ are defined by the dimensions along which every human language is organized: stratification, rank, instantiation, metafunction, delicacy and axis. I shall refer mainly to the first two of these, stratification and rank, in looking at some examples from my bilingual tourist text (actually quadrilingual, because it includes also versions in Korean and Japanese). What I am seeking to do is to identify points of translation shift in explicit linguistic terms, so as to be able to discuss the issues that are involved when we consider possible alternatives.

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