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In other words : a coursebook on translation

by Mona Baker

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Reviewing Mona Baker's In Other Words   (2021-07-20)


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by aydali

In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation is a worthwhile book that  encompasses valuable knowledge for those who are concerned with languages. Personally, I believe that this resource is mandatory for experienced and inexperienced translators, and indispensable for linguists, especially those who are interested in the fields of semantics, pragmatics, discourse, grammar, and semiotics. Baker was successful in presenting this piece of work in a mosaic way that attracts any language specialists, or translators, and for the amount of words, sentences, texts that she offered practically, and tackled them through the book sections. However, on word level, she introduced a multitudinous bundle of single and compound words which she analyzed them syntagmatically – in a more simplified and clear style. Accordingly, the reader cannot go astray, or misunderstand the crowd of words which, some of them, were equivalently studied in multi languages as it was revealed in the word ‘brush’ whose real and precise equivalent terms were illustrated in different significant languages.


Prof. Ayad Hammad Ali, Faculty of Arts, University of Anbar, Iraq.

July 20,2021

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