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The structure of the data base

All the translations listed as entries in the data base were checked upon physically. They have provided the source of a set of data which we believe to be decisive (for example, dates and titles). Moreover, whenever possible, we have indicated separately all the book editions owing to the fact that a new edition is a novelty on the market and as such, it has to be entered for statistical purposes, among others.

Where the composition of each entry was concerned, we bore in mind the possible / likely interests of the potential user of a translation data base as well as the objective demands of presenting a “selected bibliography", or rather, one that would supply “the bibliographical references of documents referring to a very specific subject” to borrow the words of Isabel Faria and Ana Gonçalves (1992). We therefore chose to make a division between the information about the target text (the translation) which would evidently come in first place, and the information as regards the source text. When the original text is not the source of the translation, we have referred it to “Observations” and/or a column entitled “Mediation Language”.

The fields used by the data basis for the target texts are:

  • year of publication,

  • title of the translation,

  • translator (name or pseudonym),

  • pseudonym (actual author’s assumed name),

  • place of publication,

  • publisher,

  • collection,

  • text identity,

  • mediation language (the Standard Code of Languages is followed here),

  • literary mode

The fields included by the data basis for the source texts are:

  • author (author’s real name or pseudonym),

  • pseudonym (actual author’s assumed name),

  • title (when accompanied by an asterisk (*) it means that the original title has been given in the Portuguese translation),

  • year of publication,

  • place of publication,

  • publisher,

  • country,

  • language (the Standard Code of Languages is also followed in this case).

The date of publication of the original source text refers to the oldest edition found for consultation in the respective national libraries. A space reserved for a wide variety of observations appears at the end.

 

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