The Past Tense in Polish and French: A Semantic Approach to Translation

The Past Tense in Polish and French: A Semantic Approach to Translation

by Magdalena Karolak
The Past Tense in Polish and French: A Semantic Approach to Translation

The Past Tense in Polish and French: A Semantic Approach to Translation

by Magdalena Karolak

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Overview

This book presents the first detailed analysis of the mechanism of translating the Polish past tense into French. Drawing on a selection of Polish literary texts and their translations into French, the author applies the semantic theory of aspect to establish rules for Polish-to-French translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034309684
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics , #27
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Magdalena Karolak is Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Silesia, Poland. Her research focuses on the comparative study of aspect in Slavic and Romance languages.

Table of Contents

Contents: Oppositions between past tenses in French – Relations between tenses in French and Polish – Stanisław Karolak’s semantic theory of aspect and its implications for the translation of Polish imperfective verbs into French – Factual and actual meanings of Polish imperfective verbs and and problems with their translation into French – Detailed translation rules – Concluding remarks.
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