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  • Beyond Descriptive Translation Studiesby Anthony Pym; Miriam Shlesinger; Daniel Simeoni

    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...

  • Beyond the Ivory Towerby Brian James Baer; Geoffrey S. Koby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    This collection of essays by contemporary translation scholars and trainers addresses what is a critically important, though often neglected, field within translation studies: translation pedagogy. The contributors explore some of the current influences on translator training from both inside and outside the academy, such as: trends in foreign language... more...

  • Less Translated Languagesby Albert Branchadell; Lovell Margaret West

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    This is the first collection of articles devoted entirely to less translated languages , a term that brings together well-known, widely used languages such as Arabic or Chinese, and long-neglected minority languages ? with power as the key word at play. It starts with some views on English, the dominant language in Translation as elsewhere, considers... more...

  • Challenging the Traditional Axiomsby Nike K. Pokorn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 143.00

    Translation into a non-mother tongue or inverse translation, especially of literary texts, has always been frowned upon within Translation Studies in Western cultures and regarded by literary scholars and linguists as an activity of dubious worth, doomed to fail. The study, which received an award from EST in 2001, sets out to challenge the established... more...

  • Claims, Changes and Challenges in Translation Studiesby Gyde Hansen; Kirsten Malmkjaer; Daniel Gile

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    The volume contains a selection of papers, both theoretical and empirical, from the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) Congress held in Copenhagen in September 2001. The EST Congresses, held every three years in a different country, reflect current ideas, theories and studies covering the whole range of "Translation", both oral and written,... more...

  • The Metalanguage of Translationby Yves Gambier; Luc van Doorslaer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 128.00

    ?Let the meta-discussion begin,? James Holmes urged in 1972. Coming almost forty years later ? years filled with fascinating and often unexpected developments in the interdiscipline of Translation Studies ? this volume offers the reader a multiplicity of meta-perspectives, while also moving the discussion forward. Indeed, the (re)production and (re)use... 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

    The view of translation as a socially regulated activity has opened up a broad field of research in the last few years. This volume deals with central questions of the new domain and aims to contribute to the conceptualisation of a general sociology of translation. Interdisciplinary in approach, it discusses the role of major representatives of sociology... more...

  • The Moving Textby Anthony Pym

    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...

  • Multiple Voices in the Translation Classroomby Maria González Davies

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 188.00

    The main aim of this book is to provide teaching ideas that can be adapted to different learning environments and that can be used with different language combinations. The pedagogical approach and the activities, tasks and projects are based on Communicative, Humanistic and Socioconstructivist principles: the students are actively involved in their... more...