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  • Performative Linguisticsby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    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$ 134.99

    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...

  • Introducing Performative Pragmaticsby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    This user-friendly introduction to a new ‘performative’ methodology in linguistic pragmatics breaks away from the traditional approach which understands language as a machine. Drawing on a wide spectrum of research and theory from the past thirty years in particular, Douglas Robinson presents a combination of ‘action-oriented approaches’ from sources... 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...

  • The Dao of Translationby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Dao of Translation sets up an East-West dialogue on the nature of language and translation, and specifically on the "unknown forces" that shape the act of translation. To that end it mobilizes two radically different readings of the Daodejing (formerly romanized as the Tao Te Ching ): the traditional "mystical" reading according to which... more...

  • The Pushing-Hands of Translation and its Theoryby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book presents an East-West dialogue of leading translation scholars responding to and developing Martha Cheung’s "pushing-hands" method of translation studies. Pushing-hands was an idea Martha began exploring in the last four years of her life, and only had time to publish at article length in 2012. The concept of pushing-hands suggests a promising... more...

  • Critical Translation Studiesby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book offers an introduction for Translation Studies (TS) scholars to Critical Translation Studies (CTS), a cultural-studies approach to the study of translation spearheaded by Sakai Naoki and Lydia H. Liu, with an implicit focus on translation as a social practice shaped by power relations in society. The central claim in CTS is that translators... more...

  • Translationalityby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book defines "translationality" by weaving a number of sub- and interdisciplinary interests through the medical humanities: medicine in literature, the translational history of medical literature, a medical (neuroscience) approach to literary translation and translational hermeneutics, and a humanities (phenomenological/performative) approach... more...