The Relevance of Linguistics to Translation and Its Implications for Translator-Training

Cyril Anyabuike, Chinedum Enweonye

Abstract


Linguistics, the scientific study of language, has made enormous contributions to the development of languages. It has as well enhanced human communication in diverse ways. This discipline has in no small way facilitated the advancement of the language services especially translation. In view of this, this study seeks to xray the relevance of linguistics to translation. It also seeks to examine the implications of the link between linguistics and translation to translator-training. After reviewing the existing literature, it was discovered that developments in the study of linguistics in the 1950s and 1960s led to the emergence of a more systematic translation theories and practice. Consequently, it was posited that linguistics should be integrated into every translator training programme as a way of enhancing the professional competence of translators

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