Nida, E. A. (2001). Language and culture: Contexts in translating. 上海: 上海外语教育出版社.
摘要：Contexts in Translating is designed to help translators understand the varieties of contexts and their importance for understanding a text and reproducing the meaning in another language. The contexts include the historical setting of writing a text, the cultural components that make a text unique, the types of audiences for which the translation is intended, and the most efficient and effective ways of producing a satisfactory representation of the source-language text. The structural levels of language are described, and the principal features of text organization are also explained. In addition, the main features of various books on translation are outlined, and a chapter on basic theories of translation is followed by a selective bibliography.
《语言与文化:翻译中的语境》由三个部分组成：一是作者1993年在外教社出版的Language, Culture and Translating 一书的修订版；二是根据作者1999年在我国10余所著名外语院校巡回讲学的讲稿整理而成的Contexts in Translating；三是作者近几年同我国记者、专家和朋友的部分谈话或通信。在这部新著中，奈达博士从不同侧面分析了语言与文化的密切联系，并进而从语境角度论述怎样处理翻译中的种种关系和问题。