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Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (Mona Baker) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 1998) 9780415255172


Title: Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies

Author: Baker, Mona

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1998

Paperback; ISBN: 9780415255172

Volumes: 1; Pages: 680

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Who were the translators and interpreters of a given historical period? How did they approach the act of translation?

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies covers a variety of such issues. This work is divided into two parts, and is ordered alphabetically for ease of lookup:

* Part 1 (General) covers the conceptual framework of the discipline. Categories of entries include: central issues (e.g. unit of translation, translatability); summaries of distinct perspectives on translation (e.g. linguistic perspective, interpretive approach); types of translation (e.g. literary translation, dubbing).

* Part II (History and traditions) covers the history of translation in major linguistic/cultural communities. There are entries on a wide range of languages which include Russian, French, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Finnish.

Consultant Editors: Susan Bassnett, Peter Fawcett, Marilyn Gaddis-Rose, Michael Hoey, Eugene Nida, Douglas Robinson and Gideon Toury Contributors include: Jean Delisle, Umberto Eco, Daniel Gile, Theo Hermans, Juliane House, Louis Kelly, Jose Lambert, Anthony Pym, Lawrence Venuti and Judith Woodsworth.

Contributors include: Jean Delisle, Umberto Eco, Daniel Gile, Theo Hermans, Juliane House, Louis Kelly, Jose lambert, Anthony Pym, Lawrence Venuti and Judith Woodsworth.

Reviews

"Ground-breaking ... [an] essential purchase for all academic libraries."--Library Journal, Nov 1998

"Translation ... has long deserved this sort of treatment. ... Appropriate for any college or university library supporting a program in linguistics, this is vital in those institutions that train students to become translators."--Rettig on Reference, May 1998

"A great help to scholars, both for the current information provided as well as for leads to further research. Academic libraries supporting courses in translation studies and related areas will want to add this book to their collection."--Against the Grain, April 1998

"Recommended for institutions with graduate programs in translation studies and for professionals and practitioners..."--Choice, December 1998

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