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Fascinated by Languages
In this unique account of 60 years of Bible translation, Eugene Nida sets out his journey with a personal touch. On the way, he reveals the importance of a solid knowledge of Greek and Hebrew as well as of the historical settings in which the Bible was created, in order to render effective translations. Through his story we get to know Nida's views on translations through ...more
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published August 21st 2003 by John Benjamins Publishing Company
(first published May 2003)
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Eugene A. Nida had a productive career as a consultant for missionary teams translating the Bible into the languages of the world. However, he also had a PhD in linguistics and considered himself mainly a linguist. Plus, the insights he gained about how to render Hebrew or Greek into vastly different languages of vastly different cultures and ecologies had some repercussions for general linguistic theory and translation studies. This gained him enormous respect among the general scholarly commun ...more