Preliminaries to translation as a process
In order to lay the foundation for our work in translation, this chapter will introduce basic terminology and the fundamental units of any linguistic act. (The following definitions include mainstream perspectives on general terms central to the field of translation studies.)
Source text (ST) – the beginning point for the act of translation, the text to be translated;
Target text (TT) – the goal of the act of translation, the text that results from translation;
Source language (SL) – the language of the source text; Target language (TL) – the language of the target text.