Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

International Language Studies

First Advisor

Sonia Badenas

Second Advisor

Bruce Closser

Abstract

I have transcribed and translated (from Spanish to English) a series of five video sermons by Pastor Homero Salazar to aid him in broadening his evangelistic efforts. While transcription requires structural fluency and a discerning ear, translation demands extensive conceptual consideration. Translators must weigh the tone, formality, intention, and implications of the original message and relay these concepts through linguistic equivalents in an alternate language. Some of the most interesting challenges of this project arose from changing the media from a dialogue-like video to a document for publication, requiring considerable pragmatic adjustments.

Subject Area

Translating and interpreting

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