Found in Translation : How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-02
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade
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A lively look at the surprising role that translation plays all around us. Worth an estimated 31 billion dollars, translation is one of the biggest industries that goes largely unnoticed. Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche are two veteran translators who have show how translation affects the daily life of millions of people. From hurricane warnings to holy books, from poetry to peace treaties, this is an illustration of how translation spreads culture and fuels the global economy.

Author Biography

Nataly Kelly is the chief research officer at Common Sense Advisory, a research and consulting firm specializing in global business and language services, as well as a certified court interpreter.

Jost Zetzsche is a working translator and a widely published author in language industry publications, including the American Translators Association Chronicle, MultiLingual, and Translation Journal.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Saving Lives and Protecting Rights in Translationp. 1
Waging War and Keeping the Peace in Translationp. 33
Doing Business and Crossing Borders in Translationp. 63
Sharing Stories and Spreading Religion in Translationp. 93
Partaking in Pleasures and Delighting the Senses in Translationp. 123
Entertaining Fans and Playing to the Crowd in Translationp. 167
Connecting the World and Advancing Technology in Translationp. 199
Final Notep. 233
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
Notesp. 241
Resourcesp. 257
Indexp. 259
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