Baker (1992) argues that word order is of particular importance in translation because it plays a major role in maintaining the coherence and comprehensibility of the text as each language has its own word order: "Languages vary in the extent to which they rely on word order to demonstrate the relationships in the clause." (6) This statement, however, is not universally correct-it is very true for purely analytic languages, e.g.
As is known, analytic languages tend to rely heavily on context and pragmatic considerations for the interpretation of sentences, since they don't specify as much as synthetic languages in terms of agreement and cross-reference between different parts of the sentence.
The study shows that English has shifted from being a fully synthetic toward an analytic language through assimilation and analogy.
While English has made strides toward an analytic language in its present form, it cannot be literally assumed that it has lost all its irregular inflections (Baugh and Cable, 2002).
A minor theme in this work is that Tamil has historically developed from a synthetic to an analytic language
over the course of time.
More fundamentally, when she describes the "leakages" between metaphoric and analytic language
, and between specialized vocabularies (legal, astronomical, medical, botanical, and so many others), which become fused by Shakespeare in a kind of poetic "ur-language," she uses her talent for rational distinctions to help us appreciate his achievement in the sonnets.
Strangely, in the light of the book's espousal of pertinence in analytic language
, Interpreting Popular Music appears to me to align itself with postmodern hermeneutics, applied to musics which are not (necessarily) postmodern artefacts (at least, that status is not argued).
That difference in length corresponds to a difference in approach: Where Coggin and Porter assume that readers already have a high degree of analytic language
skills, Samson has quite a bit to say about more traditional language editing.
Indeed, Theweleit applies the analytic language
of the most adult, "male" world (by his definition) to the description of object-choice: a man's partner is a question of "strategy," of instruments, uses, and ends, of payoff, payout, and payback - all unconscious to be sure, but impossible without reference to rationalities of the social system really learned (at least in modern Western society) only in adolescence.