Contexting the Translation of Military Texts
Keywords:context, metaphor, military terminology, translation
The aim of this paper is to put a spotlight on the challenges related to the translation of military texts, starting from idiosyncratic features associated with military terminology. Extensive research in the field of translation has led to new approaches regarding both the role of the translator and the way translation is envisaged. The questions to delve into are twofold: on the one hand, to determine the presence and the functions of metaphoric language in military discourse and, on the other hand, to establish the extent to which specialised translation is the hallmark of professionals certified in the corresponding field.
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