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Post Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies
 
UNIT 423-10: TRANSLATING SELECTED SCIENTIFIC TEXTS III:
SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
  423.10.1

Introduction

  423.10.1.1

What do we mean by ‘Social Science?'

  423.10.1.2

Social Science Translations: State of Art

  423.10.2

Technical Language and Problem of Translation

  423.10.2.1

Lexical Problems

  423.10.2.2

Grammatical Problems

  423.10.2.3

Syntactic Problems

  423.10.2.4

Style

  423.10.3

Tools for Technical Translation

  423.10.3.1

Dictionaries

  423.10.3.2

Encyclopaedias

  423.10.3.3

Abstracting and Indexing Journals

  423.10.3.4

Earlier Translation

  423.10.3.5

Mass-media

  423.10.3.6

Grammar

  423.10.3.7

Terminological Service

  423.10.4

Summary

  423.10.5

References

  423.10.6

Further Readings

 
423.10. 1. INTRODUCTION
 
     Translation is an independent discipline in its own right. In the present age of information explosion it assumes a significant role, with its enormous capacity for dissemination of information and knowledge at both national and international level. In that sense then, translation in general and technical translation in particular, is not only an important tool for transmission of scientific and technical knowledge across geographical and linguistic barriers but also helps in better understanding of our surroundings besides promoting the development of science and technology.
 
421.10.1.1.  : WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘SOCIAL SCIENCE'?
 
     ‘Social Sciences' is a covering term for all those disciplines that deal with human being not as an individual but as a social and cultural being with all other related aspects of study that have social and cultural aspects and implications. Also known as behaviourial sciences, it includes discipline like sociology, anthropology, folklore, psychology, economics, commerce and management, geography, political science, linguistics, law, education, defence studies, archaeology and culture, communication and journalism, social medicine and community health, international relations, population science, education, and all other allied subjects which have relation to social order. In contemporary times, social science research is as relevant to the rich and developed nations as it is to the poor and underdeveloped and developing nations.
 
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