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Title: Lexis and Grammar for Translation


1
Lexis and Grammarfor Translation
Lingua e Traduzione Inglese I
  • Dott. M. Gatto
  • Lingue e Culture per il Turismo

2
Why are phrases important?
  • from Lonely Planet. London (2003 edn)
  • More recently, archeologists from the Museum of
    London digging near todays Spitalfields Market
    unearthed a priceless stone and lead coffin
    containing the remains of a well-to-do 4th
    century AD Roman woman and personal effects.

3
  • (More recently,) archeologists from the Museum
    of London digging near todays Spitalfields
    Market unearthed a priceless stone and lead
    coffin containing the remains of a well-to-do 4th
    century AD Roman woman and personal effects.

4
Noun Phrase
  • NON
  • A PRICELESS STONE AND A LEAD COFFIN!!!

5
Adjective Phrases
  • As the name suggests adjective phrases have as
    their heads an adjective. The head is the minimal
    form
  • This problem is difficult
  • This problem is rather difficult
  • This problem is rather difficult to solve

6
Premodification
  • Premodification in adjective phrases is generally
    by an adverb
  • e.g.
  • difficult gt rather difficult,
  • eccentric gt somewhat eccentric
  • sohisticated supposedly sophisticated

7
Postmodification
  • Postmodification in adjective phrases may be by
  • a prepositional phrase
  • increasingly anxious about Jims health
  • sempre più preoccupato/in ansia per la salute di
    Jim
  • an infinitive clause (to clause)
  • too anxious to please everybody
  • troppo desideroso di compiacere tutti
  • a that-clause
  • very anxious that no one should accuse him
  • molto preoccupato che nessuno lo accusasse

8
And now
  • Translation practice
  • WHAT THE TOURIST BOARD DOESNT TELL YOU

9
  • What the tourist board doesn't tell you Vanessa
    Thorpe, The Observer Sunday May 26, 2002
  • Hugely expensive and rather naff gondola trips
    around Venice are now, rightly, the preserve of
    either the drunk or those eager tourists who have
    a video camera constantly on the whirr. A trip
    costs about 40 an hour or much more for a
    romantic rendition of 'O Sole Mio'.
  • The sensible alternative is the traghetto. These
    are ad hoc shuttles that run from one bank to
    another at seven signed points along the Grand
    Canal. You may have to stand up at rush hour, but
    they are genuine, historic gondolas and they only
    cost around 22p.
  • Vaporettos, the water buses that chug along the
    chief arteries of the city, cost 3.20 for a
    return trip and go everywhere, but they have a
    distinctly utilitarian vibe.

10
  • Hugely expensive and rather naff gondola trips
    around Venice
  • Determiners none
  • Modifiers
  • hugely expensive rather naff (adjective
    phrases) gt opinion
  • gondola (noun) gt fact
  • Head TRIPS
  • Postmodification
  • around Venice (prepositional phrase)

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12
Dictionary skills
  • Hugely
  • Naff
  • Eager
  • Whirr
  • Sensible
  • Chug
  • Vibe

13
Translate into English
  • Sono le meraviglie naturali, la storia antica, lo
    spirito moderno, i miti e la magia, i castelli e
    le coste, che fanno del Galles una tappa
    obbligata per chi visita la Gran Bretagna. Per
    aiutarvi a programmare il vostro viaggio, il
    depliant include gli itinerari consigliati, un
    calendario degli eventi, e un elenco dei centri
    di informazione turistica.

14
  • It is the natural wonders, ancient history,
    modern spirit, myths and magic, castles and
    coastline that make Wales a compelling
    destination for travellers to Britain. To help
    you plan your trip, the brochure includes
    suggested itineraries, an events calendar, and a
    list of tourist information centres.
  •  

15
HOMEWORK
  • Laviosa S., Linking Wor(l)ds, Unit 9, pp.111-112
  • Jackson, H. Grammar and vocabulary, C5.3,
    pp.100-104
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