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Humanist Archives: Jan. 12, 2019, 7:21 a.m. Humanist 32.323 - toward a theory of the corpus

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        Date: 2019-01-11 15:32:43+00:00
        From: Henry Schaffer 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.318: toward a theory of the corpus

This discussion is fascinating, but not at all within my general interests
- but one small point makes me want to comment:

        Date: 2019-01-10 15:17:01+00:00
>         From: Jim Rovira 
>         Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.311: toward a theory of the corpus
> ...
> Is he working with the Latin text or in English?
> Would the paths work themselves out differently in different languages?
> Suppose he were working in Russian or Chinese?
> ...
> My interest in how translation can change meaning was sparked by essays by
John Ciardi and, thank goodness, has given me less worries in scientific
translations than it produces in humanistic materials. (Hmm, what does
Commandment VI mean? :-) Another scholar in this area, Everett Fox, deals
with the impact of the sounds of material in addition to the meaning.

Is machine translation an area of DH?

--henry schaffer

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