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  • Performative Linguisticsby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    In this book, Douglas Robinson introduces a new distinction between 'constative' and 'performative' linguistics, arguing that Austin's distinction can be used to understand linguistic methodologies. Constative linguistics, Robinson suggests, includes methodologies aimed at 'freezing' language as an abstract sign system, while performative linguistics... more...

  • Ring Lardner and the Otherby Douglas Robinson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 112.99

    Ring Lardner and the Other is actually two books, mutually embedded. The first is about Ring Lardner: a long reading of a single Lardner short story, "Who Dealt?", a briefer look at his life and work, and an exploration of his reception. The second is about the "Other," in an expanded Lacanian sense: the speaking of various unconscious voices (mother... more...

  • Translation and the Problem of Swayby Douglas Robinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    In Translation and the Problem of Sway Douglas Robinson offers the concept of "sway" to bring together discussion of two translational phenomena that have traditionally been considered in isolation, i.e. norms and errors: norms as ideological pressures to conform to the source text, and deviations from the source text as driven by ideological pressures... more...

  • Becoming a Translatorby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Fusing theory with advice and information about the practicalities of translating, Becoming a Translator is the essential resource for novice and practicing translators. The book explains how the market works, helps translators learn how to translate faster and more accurately, as well as providing invaluable advice and tips about how to deal with... more...

  • Introducing Performative Pragmaticsby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Robinson's student-friendly introduction to pragmatics explores a diverse range of approaches to this action-oriented study of language. Discussion questions, an on-line teacher's guide and short biographies of key figures aid further study. more...

  • Translation and Empireby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Arising from cultural anthropology in the late 1980s and early 1990s, postcolonial translation theory is based on the observation that translation has often served as an important channel of empire. Douglas Robinson begins with a general presentation of postcolonial theory, examines current theories of the power differentials that control what gets... more...

  • Western Translation Theory from Herodotus to Nietzscheby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Douglas Robinson offers the most comprehensive collection of translation theory readings available to date, from the Histories of Herodotus in the mid-fifth century before our era to the end of the nineteenth century. The result is a startling panoply of thinking about translation across the centuries, covering such topics as the best type of translator,... more...

  • Low-Grade Metamorphismby M. Frey; Douglas Robinson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 185.95

    Low-Grade Metamorphism explores processes and transformations in rocks during the early stages of metamorphic recrystallization. There has been little analysis and documentation of this widespread phenomenon, especially of the substantial and exciting advances that have taken place in the subject over the last decade. This book rectifies that shortfall,... more...

  • Cupid's Poisoned Arrowby Marnia Robinson; Douglas Phd Wile

    North Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    Zing! Cupid?s arrow skewers a primitive part of the brain. Obediently, we fall in love amid showers of passionate fireworks, bond for a time ? and then often get fed up with each other and grow irritable or numb. Perhaps we try to remodel our mate, seek solace online, or pursue a new love interest. Ancient sages recognized this biological snare and... more...

  • Companion Encyclopedia of Geographyby Prof Ian Douglas; Ian Douglas; Richard John Hugget; Mike Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 91.95

    This Companion examines both physical and human geography and charts human activities within their various habitats up to the present day, and is an essential reference work for those concerned with the earth and its inhabitants. more...