Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications (4th Revised edition)

Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications (4th Revised edition)

By: Jeremy Munday (author)Hardback

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Introducing Translation Studies remains the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and up-to-date overview, it has long been the essential textbook on courses worldwide. This fourth edition has been fully revised and continues to provide a balanced and detailed guide to the theoretical landscape. Each theory is applied to a wide range of languages, including Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and Spanish. A broad spectrum of texts is analysed, including the Bible, Buddhist sutras, Beowulf, the fiction of Garcia Marquez and Proust, European Union and UNESCO documents, a range of contemporary films, a travel brochure, a children's cookery book and the translations of Harry Potter. Each chapter comprises an introduction outlining the translation theory or theories, illustrative texts with translations, case studies, a chapter summary and discussion points and exercises. NEW FEATURES IN THIS FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE: * new material to keep up with developments in research and practice, including the sociology of translation, multilingual cities, translation in the digital age and specialized, audiovisual and machine translation * revised discussion points and updated figures and tables * new, in-chapter activities with links to online materials and articles to encourage independent research * an extensive updated companion website with video introductions and journal articles to accompany each chapter, online exercises, an interactive timeline, weblinks, and powerpoint slides for teacher support This is a practical, user-friendly textbook ideal for students and researchers on courses in Translation and Translation Studies.

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A visual tour of Introducing Translation Studies List of figures and tables Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1 Main issues of translation studies Chapter 2 Translation theory before the twentieth century Chapter 3 Equivalence and equivalent effect Chapter 4 Studying translation product and process Chapter 5 Functional theories of translation Chapter 6 Discourse and Register analysis approaches Chapter 7 Systems theories Chapter 8 Cultural and ideological turns Chapter 9 The role of the translator: visibility, ethics and sociology Chapter 10 Philosophical approaches to translation Chapter 11 New directions from the new media Chapter 12 Research and commentary projects Notes Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 10/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138912540
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 394
  • ID: 9781138912540
  • weight: 932
  • ISBN10: 1138912549
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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