Unity in Diversity: Recent Trends in Translation Studies

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Translation studies as a discipline has grown enormously in recent decades. Contributions to the discipline have come from a variety of fields, including machine translation, history, literature, philosophy, linguistics, terminology, signed language interpreting, screen translation, translation pedagogy, software localization and lexicography. There is evidently great diversity in translation studies, but is there much unity? Have the different branches of translation studies become so specialized that they can ...

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Overview

Translation studies as a discipline has grown enormously in recent decades. Contributions to the discipline have come from a variety of fields, including machine translation, history, literature, philosophy, linguistics, terminology, signed language interpreting, screen translation, translation pedagogy, software localization and lexicography. There is evidently great diversity in translation studies, but is there much unity? Have the different branches of translation studies become so specialized that they can no longer talk to each other? Would translation studies be strengthened or weakened by the search for or the existence of unifying principles?

This volume brings together contributions from feminist theory, screen translation, terminology, interpreting, computer-assisted translation, advertising, literature, linguistics, and translation pedagogy in order to counter the tendency to partition or exclude in translation studies. Machine translation specialists and literary translators should be found between the same book covers, if only because the nomadic journeying of concepts is often the key to intellectual discovery and renewal. Celebrating our differences does not mean ignoring what we have in common. Unity in Diversity offers a valuable overview of the current state of translation studies from both theoretical and practical perspectives and makes an important contribution to debates on the future direction of translation studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781900650151
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 208

Table of Contents

Section 1 The nature of translation: disunity and diversity - feminist approaches to translation studies, Luise von Flotow
translation, autobiography, bilingualism, Susan Ingram
Section 2 Translation in national context: Antigone - a Scots/Welsh experience of mythical and theatrical translation, Ian Brown and Ceri Sherlock
"Genuine" and "Fictitious" translations of science fiction and fantasy in Hungary, Aniko Sohar
theory and practice - translation in India, Paul St.-Pierre
marginal forms of translation in Japan - vatiations from the norm, Judy Wakabayashi
choices and constraints in screen tranlation, Eithne O'Connell
Section 3 Descriptive translation studies: six subtitlers - six subtitling texts, Irena Kovacic
parallel texts in translation, Christina Schaffner
bilingual reference corpora for translators and translation studies, Carol Peters and Eugenio Picchi
the English comparable corpus - a resource and methodology, Sara Laviosa
Section 4 Computer-aided translation: Practical experience of computer-aided translation tools in the software localization industry, Sharon O'Brien
translation memories - insights and prospects, Matthias Heyn
consistency and variation in technical translations - a study of translators' attitudes, Magnus Merkel
the problem with machine translation, Reinhard Schaler
machine translation as a model of human translation, Paul Bennett
Section 5 Interpreting studies: unity in diversity - the case of interpreting studies, Franz Pochhacker
language direction and source text complexity - effects on trainee performance in simultaneous interpreting (Jorma Tommola and Marketta Heleva
user responses to simultaneous interpreting, Anna- Ritta Vuorikoski.
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