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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Starting from the critical notion that we should be asking questions of contemporary importance - and that 'importance' itself must be defined - Anthony Pym sets about undoing many of the currently dominant models of translation history, positing, among much else, that the object of this history should be translators as people, that researchers are... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 128.00
For the discourse of localization, translation is often "just a language problem". For translation theorists, localization introduces fancy words but nothing essentially new. Both views are probably right, but only to an extent. This book sets up a dialogue across those differences. Is there anything that translation theory can gain from localization?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Why would a Latin Qur'an be addressed to readers who knew no Latin? What happens when translators work on paper rather than parchment? Why would a Jewish rabbi translate a bible for Christians? How can a theorist successfully criticize a version of Aristotle without knowing any Greek? Why were children used to bring down an Amerindian civilization?... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 120.00
This is about people, not texts ? a translator ethics seeks to embrace the intercultural identity of the translatory subject, in its full array of possible actions. Based on seminars originally given at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, this translation from French has been fully revised by the author and extended to include critical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00
To go ?beyond? the work of a leading intellectual is rarely an unambiguous tribute. However, when Gideon Toury founded Descriptive Translation Studies as a research-based discipline, he laid down precisely that intellectual challenge: not just to describe translation, but to explain it through reference to wider relations. That call offers at once... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
Focusing on the problems of translating English legal language, Alcaraz and Hughes offer a wide-ranging view of one of the most demanding and vital areas of contemporary translation practice. Individual chapters deal with legal English as a linguistic system, special concepts in the translation of legal English, the genres of legal translation, and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 158.00
Translation Studies has recently been searching for connections with Cultural Studies and Sociology. This volume brings together a range of ways in which the disciplines can be related, particularly with respect to research methodologies. The key aspects covered are the agents behind translation, the social histories revealed by translations, the perceived... more...
- Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00
This book examines in detail traditional status signals in the translation profession. It provides case studies of eight European and non-European countries, identifying a number of policy options and making recommendations on rectifying problem areas. more...