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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 18:20

Translation and Opposition

Dimitris Asimakoulas and Margaret Rogers (eds) (2011) Translation and Opposition. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. ISBN 9781847694300. 321 pages £23.96 Book synopsis Contemporary models in Translation Studies have relatively recently problematized various myths relating to translation activity, such as the view of translation as an impersonal, mechanical act of linguistic transfer or…
Federici, Federico M. (ed.) Translating Dialects and Languages of Minorities Challenges and Solutions  www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=54535&cid=5&concordeid=430178 Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. 245 pp., num. ill., tables and graphsNew Trends in Translation Studies. Vol. 6Edited by Jorge Díaz Cintas www.peterlang.com?newtrans ISBN 978-3-0343-0178-7 pb. CHF 53.00 / €(D) 40.30…
Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin / Marie Biscio / Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín (eds) AUDIOVISUAL TRANSLATION: SUBTITLES AND SUBTITLINGTheory and Practicewww.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=59851&cid=5&concordeid=430299 Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. XIV, 288 pp., num. fig. and tablesNew Trends in Translation Studies. Vol. 9Edited by Jorge Díaz Cintas www.peterlang.com?newtrans pb. ISBN…
New Trends in Translation Studies. Volume 5 O'Driscoll, Kieran. 2011. Retranslation through the Centuries: Jules Verne in English. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 286 pp. ISBN 978-3-0343-0236-4 Book synopsis: Making a contribution to the still under-researched translation history of Verne's Extraordinary Journeys, this…
Sunday, 03 July 2011 15:40

Tusaaji: A Translation Review

In the Inuktitut language, the word tusaaji means “one who listens carefully.” It designates a person who has an exceptional capacity to listen to others. Tusaaji is also the Inuit word for “interpreter/translator”.
Edited by Maximilian Herberger and Tinka Reichmann, published in Saarbrücken by Verlag Alma Mater, 2010. ISBN 978-3-935009-43-0 (pbk), 29.80 Euros. http://www.verlag-alma-mater.de/page15/files/Transcultura1.pdf
Author: Radegundis Stolze Berlin: Frank & Timme.ISBN 978-3-86596-373-4 The book presents the hermeneutical theory of translation focusing on the translator as a person. Translation is a dynamic task to be performed on the basis of a deep understanding of the original and an adequate strategy for authentic reformulation in another…
Guest edited by Rosa Agost, Elena Di Giovanni, Pilar Orero Multidisciplinarity is without any doubt a reality, although not always acknowledged. It has increasingly come to the fore in the last five or six years in Translation Studies, whereas it has not yet been developed within the specific field of…
A Case Study of the Use of Storytelling as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Interpreting Students Pages: 1-32 Author: Jemina Napier This article details the findings of a systemic functional linguistic case study of university classroom talk, and in particular an evaluation of the storytelling that occurs in classroom talk…
Promotional and advertising texts come in different forms and account for a considerable share of the translation market. Advertisements, company brochures, websites, tourist guides, institutional information campaigns, and even personal CVs all share a common primary purpose: that of persuading the reader to buy something, be it a product or…
Thinking through Translation with Metaphors explores a wide range of metaphorical figures used to describe the translation process, from Aristotle to the present. Most practitioners and theorists of translation are familiar with a number of metaphors for translation, such as the metaphor of the bridge, following in another's footsteps, performing…
Der Band geht auf eine Vortragsreihe am Institut für Translation und Mehrsprachige Kommunikation der Fachhochschule Köln und am Fachbereich Angewandte Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft der Universität Mainz in Germersheim zurück. Ziel des Translationswissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums ist es, Einblicke in die Diskussion übersetzungs- und dolmetschwissenschaftlicher Fragestellungen zu vermitteln. Je drei bis vier Beiträge…
Improving Interpreting Performance through Theatrical Training Pages: 151-171 Authors: Jinhyun Cho and Peter Roger Aspiring interpreting professionals need to possess skills which allow them to think quickly in order to deal with unexpected situations that will inevitably arise in the course of interpreting assignments. The complex and inherently unpredictable nature…
In the 1930s translation became a key issue in the cultural politics of the Fascist regime due to the fact that Italy was publishing more translations than any other country in the world. Making use of extensive archival research, the author of this new study examines this 'invasion of translations'…
Monday, 18 April 2011 17:35

Translation Under Fascism

In the fascist regimes of the mid twentieth century – this volume the focuses on Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal – translation was a carefully, though not always successfully, managed cultural practice. Translation policies attempted to steer public perceptions and promote or brake ideological change. Translation Under Fascism examines translation…
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