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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    If it is bilingualism that transfers information and ideas from culture to culture, it is the translator who systematizes and generalizes this process. The translator serves as a mediator of cultures. In this collection of essays, based on a conference held at the University of Hartford, a group of individuals ? professional translators, linguists,... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    Whether Translation Studies really matters is an important and challenging question which practitioners of translation and interpreting raise repeatedly. TS scholars, many of whom are translators and interpreters themselves, are not indifferent to it either. The twenty papers of this thematic volume, contributed by authors from various parts of Europe,... more...

  • Revisiting the Interpreter?s Roleby Claudia V. Angelelli

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 135.00

    Through the development of a valid and reliable instrument, this book sets out to study the role that interpreters play in the various settings where they work, i.e. the courts, the hospitals, business meetings, international conferences, and schools. It presents interpreters? perceptions and beliefs about their work as well as statements of their... more...

  • Self-Preservation in Simultaneous Interpretingby Claudia Monacelli

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 128.00

    The image of the tightrope walker illustrates the interpreter?s balancing act. Compelled to move forward at a pace set by someone else, interpreters compensate for pressures and surges that might push them into the void. The author starts from the observation that conference interpreters tend to see survival as being their primary objective. It is... more...

  • Sociocultural Aspects of Translating and Interpretingby Anthony Pym; Miriam Shlesinger; Zuzana Jettmarová

    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...

  • Teaching Translation and Interpreting 4by Eva Hung

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 158.00

    This volume contains selected papers from the 4th Language International Conference on ?Teaching Translation and Interpreting: Building Bridges? which was held in Shanghai in December 1998. The collection is an excellent source of ideas and information for teachers and students alike. With contributions from five continents, the topics discussed cover... more...

  • Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studiesby Claudia V. Angelelli; Holly E. Jacobson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies examines issues of measurement that are essential to translation and interpreting. Conceptualizing testing both as a process and a product, the collection of papers explores these issues across languages and settings (including university classrooms, research projects, the private sector,... more...

  • Textual Translation and Live Translationby Fernando Poyatos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    After the many interdisciplinary perspectives on nonverbal communication offered by the author in his previous seven John Benjamins books, which have generated a wide range of scholarly applications, the present monograph is dominated by a very broad concept of translation. This treatment of translation includes theater and cinema (enriching our intellectual-sensorial... more...

  • Topics in Language Resources for Translation and Localisationby Elia Yuste Rodrigo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 135.00

    Language Resources (LRs) are sets of language data and descriptions in machine readable form, such as written and spoken language corpora, terminological databases, computational lexica and dictionaries, and linguistic software tools. Over the past few decades, mainly within research environments, LRs have been specifically used to create, optimise... more...

  • Training for the New Millenniumby Martha Tennent

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    Originating at an international forum held at the University of Vic (Spain), the twelve essays collected here attest to important changes in translation practice and the assumptions which underpin them. Leading theorists respond to the state of Translation Studies today, particularly the epistemological dilemma between theories that are empirically... more...