Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
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Multimodal Pragmatics and Translation

A New Model for Source Text Analysis

Authors: Dicerto, Sara

  • Provides a new model for text analysis which acknowledges the impact of technological development 
  • Offers a comprehensive picture of how a multimodal text can be meaningful
  • Applies the new model to a range of empirical data to test and exemplify its usefulness as a tool for multimodal source text analysis
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About this book

This book proposes a new model for the translation-oriented analysis of multimodal source texts. The author guides the reader through semiotics, multimodality, pragmatics and translation studies on a quest for the meaning-making mechanics of texts that combine images and words. She openly challenges the traditional view that sees translators focusing their attention mostly on the linguistic aspect of source material in their work. The central theoretical pivot around which the analytical model revolves is that multimodal texts communicate through individual images and linguistic units, as well as through the interaction among textual resources and the text's interaction with its context of reference. This three-dimensional view offers a holistic understanding of multimodal texts and their potential translation issues to help translators improve the way they communicate multimodally across languages and cultures. This book will appeal to researchers in the fields of translation studies, multimodality and pragmatics.

About the authors

Sara Dicerto is a research associate at King’s College London and a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at Ark Globe Academy, UK. Her interest in Pragmatics and its application to multimodal issues in translation developed during her studies in Italy and the UK, as well as during her freelance work as a translator.


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“The book not only presents research-based findings with regard to issues explored throughout the book but also provides practical advice on how to deal with such issues in a realistic manner. The volume can be useful for scientists who deal with problems of text translation, for teachers of higher education establishments and for students as well.” (Victoria Malakhova, Journal of Language & Education, Vol 4 (4), 2018)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • A New Model for Source Text Analysis in Translation

    Dicerto, Sara

    Pages 1-14

  • On the Road to Multimodality: Semiotics

    Dicerto, Sara

    Pages 15-35

  • Multimodal Meaning in Context: Pragmatics

    Dicerto, Sara

    Pages 37-59

  • Analysing Multimodal Source Texts for Translation: A Proposal

    Dicerto, Sara

    Pages 61-97

  • Multimodal ST Analysis: The Model Applied

    Dicerto, Sara

    Pages 99-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multimodal Pragmatics and Translation
Book Subtitle
A New Model for Source Text Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69344-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69344-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69343-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88758-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 178
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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