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Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English ed. by Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panacová (review)

Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English ed. by Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panacová... Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English, edited by Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panacová. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. Pp. x + 209. £47.99. ISBN 978-1-4438-8002-2 his welcome volume is divided into two broad sections, the first dealing with the linguistic notion of transparency and the second with translation into Spanish, Slovak, Turkish, and Polish. This reviewer was struck by the relatively few books and articles listed in the bibliographies that dealt specifically with medical language as language, although there are plenty on morphology more generally, suggesting an under-researched area as Rachel Bryan points out in the expository introduction to her chapter in this volume (13). The problems posed for translation are a crucial element of this book, although the title does not acknowledge this; a pity, since translation is either mentioned or implied quite often in the first section, as well as being the explicit subject of the second. It would be unfortunate if readers concerned with translation theory and practice overlooked this volume. Having begun with a discussion of word formation in general, the Introduction outlines the linguistic concepts involved, distinguishing transparency from the related notions of iconicity and motivation. Transparency is central to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English ed. by Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panacová (review)

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Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English, edited by Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panacová. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. Pp. x + 209. £47.99. ISBN 978-1-4438-8002-2 his welcome volume is divided into two broad sections, the first dealing with the linguistic notion of transparency and the second with translation into Spanish, Slovak, Turkish, and Polish. This reviewer was struck by the relatively few books and articles listed in the bibliographies that dealt specifically with medical language as language, although there are plenty on morphology more generally, suggesting an under-researched area as Rachel Bryan points out in the expository introduction to her chapter in this volume (13). The problems posed for translation are a crucial element of this book, although the title does not acknowledge this; a pity, since translation is either mentioned or implied quite often in the first section, as well as being the explicit subject of the second. It would be unfortunate if readers concerned with translation theory and practice overlooked this volume. Having begun with a discussion of word formation in general, the Introduction outlines the linguistic concepts involved, distinguishing transparency from the related notions of iconicity and motivation. Transparency is central to

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Jan 11, 2016

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