Linguistic aspects of Bible translation

A. S. Desnitsky
Syntactic restructuring in Bible translation

This article offers several examples of syntactic transformations that occur in Bible translations into Russian and several Turkic languages. Such transformations are necessary due to the differences between syntactic structures in different languages, and also due to the existence of multiple possible meanings for a single construction. The examples presented in the article are taken from translation projects of the Institute for Bible Translation and deal primarily with the choice of grammatical forms, participant reference, and negation.

Keywords: Bible translation, syntax, restructuring, participant reference, negation

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