Teaching students of non-linguistic specialties to translate telescopisms into Russian in texts of journalese style

Elena Orekhova, Mariya Badelina


The relevance of the study is due to the need to teach students of non-linguistic specialties to translate telescopisms from English into Russian when working with texts of journalese style in order to achieve an adequate translation. As it is known, at present, high requirements are imposed to graduates of higher educational institutions, among which, regardless of the area of specialization, readiness for communication in oral and written forms in Russian and foreign languages to solve problems of professional activity. The ability to work independently with special literature in a foreign language, foreign language information resources, technologies and modern computer translation programs for obtaining professional information is the key to a successful career in the globalizing world community. When working with texts of journalese style, students need not only to render an article but also to translate it with a full understanding of the content of the text. The focus is made towards the study and analysis of telescopisms: these words cannot be found in the dictionary, but their meaning in the text is important. To determine the appropriate approach to teaching students of non-linguistic specialties to translate telescopisms, the authors considered various approaches to the definition of blending and telescopisms; studied the functions of telescopisms; viewed the approaches to the classification of telescopisms; described the ways of translating telescopes in texts of journalese style and elaborated the methodical recommendations aimed at making the translation practice more interesting and successful.

Palabras clave

blending, journalese style, students’ translation practice, telescopisms, the English language.

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