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

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
Statement of responsibility
A.L. Becker
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Becker, Alton L
Index
index present
LC call number
P306.2
LC item number
.B4 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Translating and interpreting
  • Discourse analysis
  • Philology
  • Semantics
  • Traduction
  • Analyse du discours
  • Philologie
  • Sémantique
  • Discourse analysis
  • Philology
  • Semantics
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Traduction et interprétation
  • Analyse du discours
  • Philologie
  • Sémantique
  • Übersetzung
  • Southeast Asia
  • Asie du Sud-Est
  • Southeast Asia
  • Asie du Sud-Est
Label
Beyond translation : essays toward a modern philology, A.L. Becker
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Publication
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780472105731
Lccn
94047089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31866854
  • (OCoLC)ocm31866854
Label
Beyond translation : essays toward a modern philology, A.L. Becker
Publication
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780472105731
Lccn
94047089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31866854
  • (OCoLC)ocm31866854

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