Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sample Summary

Students, please find below an example of the kind of work expected for the standing summary assignment in ENG 099 at Technical Career Institutes.  You may not use the article summarized below and linked here for your own work.

Andy Martin's "The Treachery of Translators" appeared in the online New York Times on 28 January 2013. In the article, Martin asserts that the task of the translator is a daunting one, one fundamentally an act of interpretation that seeks to improve upon the works being transferred between languages.  Martin, who notes that he teaches collegiate courses in translation studies, cites four instances of seemingly failed translations from his own career.  Although he relies primarily on anecdotal evidence, Martin does craft an engaging presentation of the challenges facing those who seek to make texts available to readers of other languages, prompting further inquiry.

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