Exploring the meaning behind “Technical Translation”

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Deepika

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Technical Translation is a type of specialized translation involving the translation of documents produced by technical writers, or more specifically, texts which relate to technological subject areas or texts which deal with the practical application of scientific and technological information. While the presence of specialized terminology is a feature of technical texts, specialized terminology alone is not sufficient for classifying a text as ‘technical’ since numerous disciplines and subjects which are not ‘technical’ possess what can be regarded as specialized terminology. Translation is the concept of double understanding. Translation as an activity is required for the better understanding of text in the exchanging socio-cultural context. In a way the activity of translation deals with and also highlights the process of transformation of language. Translation serves as a means to study the progressive course of language in the changing frame, frame here including the social, cultural, historical and psychological perspectives.

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Deepika. “Exploring the Meaning Behind ‘Technical Translation’”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 1, no. 3, Aug. 2016, pp. 32-35, https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/383.
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