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  • The Translator as Mediator of Culturesby Humphrey Tonkin; Maria Esposito Frank

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    The particular challenges of translating Winnie-the-Pooh into a planned language like Esperanto include grappling with culture-specific and idiomatic phraseology, word-play, the choice of proper names, and an audience divided between children and adults. The problem is none the less made simpler because there does exist a literary tradition in Esperanto... more...

  • Why Translation Studies Mattersby Daniel Gile; Gyde Hansen; Nike K. Pokorn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    Translation Studies is challenged by Translation practitioners because of its alleged irrelevance and ineffectiveness. While it is difficult to quantify its ‘scientific’ contribution, it offers a non-negligible amount of research into relevant topics and has definitely influenced Translator training. Moreover, as an academic activity, it... more...

  • Computers and Translationby Harold Somers

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00

    This volume is about computers and translation. It is not, however, a Computer Science book, nor does it have much to say about Translation Theory. Rather it is a book for translators and other professional linguists (technical writers, bilingual secretaries, language teachers even), which aims at clarifying, explaining and exemplifying the impact... more...

  • Constructing a Sociology of Translationby Michaela Wolf; Alexandra Fukari

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    Translation studies has become an (inter)discipline but under which conditions? This paper deals with the necessity for the creation and development of socio-translation studies. Three main elements are presented: the need for the self-analysis of scholars, the need for a historiography of the field, and the need for an analysis of institutions and... more...

  • Contexts in Translatingby Eugene A. Nida

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 143.00

    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... more...

  • Corpus Use and Translatingby Allison Beeby; Patricia Rodríguez Inés; Pilar Sánchez-Gijón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 128.00

    Electronic corpora and corpus analysis tools are resources that can improve the way students acquire translation competence. If, as translator trainers, we wish to develop our students? competence to solve translation problems, then we need to provide them with strategies to use existing resources and tools, to create new ones and to reap the maximum... more...

  • The Critical Link 4by Cecilia Wadensjö; Birgitta Englund Dimitrova; Anna-Lena Nilsson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    In this presentation I will first briefly describe the Swedish community interpreting scene and its historical background. Secondly, I will outline the various currently existing training opportunities for interpreters. Interpreter training, both at university level and in vocational courses, has been instrumental in developing professionalism and... more...

  • The Critical Link 5by Sandra Beatriz Hale; Uldis Ozolins; Ludmila Stern

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    This paper is based on a project with the title Centering the Human Subject in Health Research: The Meaning and Experience of Research Participation. This paper looks at research interpreters and research workers who are influenced by both professional and ethical codes and broader research policies which govern the ethical conduct of clinical and... more...

  • Crossing Borders in Community Interpretingby Carmen Valero-Garcés; Anne Martin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This research paper is meant as an exploratory empirical research project. The objective was to query a small sample of active community interpreters on a limited set of key dimensions concerning their own perception of the profession. Sixty anonymous self-report questionnaires were sent out via 12 interpreting agencies, generating nineteen responses.... more...

  • De-/Re-Contextualizing Conference Interpretingby Ebru Diriker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    This groundbreaking study explores Simultaneous Conference Interpreting (SI) by focusing on interpreters as professionals working in socio-cultural contexts and on the interdependency between these contexts and actual SI behavior. While previous research on SI has been dominated by cognitive and psycholinguistic approaches, Diriker?s work explores... more...