9780521052634

Translation Studies: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521052634

  • ISBN10:

    0521052637

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-17
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The study of translation is constantly expanding in a world that is experiencing a flourish of translated texts unparalleled in human history. Courses on translation, theory of translation and translation studies are being introduced at university level all over the world. This book provides a panorama of the many ways in which the complex phenomenon of translation is analysed. The contributions to this volume, by a group of leading international scholars, include traditional and new approaches in an interdisciplinary perspective and are representative of the multiplicity of approaches to translation studies, from the literary, to the linguistic, from the cognitive to the cross-cultural, from the descriptive to the applied and to the psychoanalytical. The range of topics covered and the exhaustive bibliography make this book a useful introduction but also provide new and stimulating readings for those already acquainted with the discipline.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction Alessandra Riccardi
Paradoxes and aporias in translation and translation studies
The translator in between texts: on the textual presence of the translator as an issue in the methodology of comparative translation description
Aspects of a theory of norms and some issues in teaching translation
Translation as interpretation
Translation and interpretation
Universality versus culture specificity in translation
Translation and linguistics: what does the future hold?
Text linguistics and literary translation
Closer and closer apart? Specialized translation in a cognitive perspective
Knowing translation: cognitive and experiential aspects of translation expertise from the perspective of expertise studies
Towards characterizing translator expertise, knowledge and know-how: some findings using TAPs and experimental methods
An evidence-based approach to applied translation studies
The difference that translation makes: the translator-s unconscious
Index
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