By Michael Hann
This CD-rom and the accompanying instruction manual assault the various most important problems encountered by way of either local and non-native English audio system while translating clinical and engineering fabric from German.
The CD-rom is sort of a miniature encyclopaedia facing the elemental conceptual foundation of technology, engineering and arithmetic, with specific regard to terminology. It presents didactically organised dictionaries, thesauri and quite a lot of microglossaries highlighting polysemy, homonymy, hyponymy, context, collocation, usage in addition to grammatical, lexical and semantic concerns necessary to exact translation. It additionally offers a wide selection of reference material and illustrations precious to self-taught specialist technical translators, translator running shoes at universities, and particularly to pupil translators.
All the most branches of business know-how are tested, similar to mechanical, electric, digital, chemical, nuclear engineering, and primary terminologies are supplied for a wide diversity of significant subfields: automotive engineering, plastics, desktops, building expertise, airplane, computing device tools.
The instruction manual presents an invaluable creation to the CD-Rom, permitting readers educated in languages to obtain the fundamental talents beneficial for technical translation by means of familiarity with primary engineering conceptions themselves.
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A third method, providing instantaneous access to any chapter, section or subsection from anywhere on the disk is via the eye buttons (Chap. 1–8: green; Chap. 9–16: brown). This navigation technique is recommended when using the indexes. ) The dictionaries of Volumes 2 and 3 are divided into pages according to the initial letter of the entries. ). A second method facilitating rapid access between any of the seven dictionary units is to employ the blue eye button. Instantaneous access from any page of a dictionary to any page of another dictionary is via the purple eye.
P: part of… element (ELEC), p: heater, cooker, kettle. s: synonym/abbreviation HT-lead (AUTO), s: ignition lead. t: a type of … magnistor (ELNC), t: magnetic sensor. tu: typical unit … pressure (PHYS), tu: bar, millibar, pascal. u: used in connection with protractor (MATH), u: angle measurement. cs: ps: nps: contextual synonym/near synonym preferred term/preferred synonym non-preferred term User Guide xxxvii Table 3. Other Abbreviations sg pl CN PN NCN CN/NCN Br. Am. /Am. obs. lmn.
A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation: German-English-German by Michael Hann