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Nominal compounds in technical English


Ferčec, Ivanka; Liermann-Zeljak, Yvonne
Nominal compounds in technical English // The Practice of Foreign Language Teaching: Theories and Applications / Akbarov, Azamat (ur.).
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. str. 268-277


Naslov
Nominal compounds in technical English

Autori
Ferčec, Ivanka ; Liermann-Zeljak, Yvonne

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
The Practice of Foreign Language Teaching: Theories and Applications

Urednik/ci
Akbarov, Azamat

Izdavač
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Grad
Newcastle upon Tyne

Godina
2015

Raspon stranica
268-277

ISBN
978-1-4438-7647-6

Ključne riječi
Technical English, different-component compounds, noun compounds, translation problems

Sažetak
An important feature of technical English is a sequence of modifiers placed in front of the final noun, the head noun. These structures, called (lexicalised) noun phrases or nominal compounds, are very productive and they are mainly used as text compression devices. Since the number of modifiers is not limited, rather long and complex structures found in scientific and technical texts may cause ambiguity, difficulties in comprehension or even misinterpretation. In this paper, complex noun phrases extracted from technical English textbooks and scientific papers in the field of electrical and computer engineering are classified into two groups depending on what elements they consist of, i.e., i) different- component compounds, and ii) noun compounds. We also discuss the problem of the analysis and interpretation of the meaning of nominal compounds since these issues usually pose major challenges for the translation of scientific texts written in English into Croatian.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Fakultet elektrotehnike, računarstva i informacijskih tehnologija Osijek

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Ivanka Ferčec, (209695)