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Journal
2008 | 17 | 327-334
Article title

ON SOME EARLY TRANSLATIONS AT THE BEGINNINGS OF ENGLISH TECHNICAL WRITING

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Abstracts
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A series of well-known histories and bibliographies of technical writings in English begin from the premise that start with 'A Treatise on the Astrolabe' by the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Nevertheless, it can be shown that there is a notable tradition of practical technical writings - translations and adaptations of Latin and Arabic sources - both in Old and Middle English, which pre-date or are contemporary with Chaucer's. A number of their characteristics, especially structural, seem to anticipate similar traits of contemporary scientific and technical discourse.
Contributors
  • Daniela Dobos, Universitatea 'Al. I. Cuza', Catedra de Limba si Literatura Engleza, Bd. Carol I nr. 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA058127
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