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Introducing Translation Studies - Theories and Applications - Jeremy Munday

Introducing Translation Studies

Theories and Applications

By Jeremy MUNDAY

ISBN: 978-0-415-39693-6
Binding: Paperback (also available in Hardback)
Published by: Routledge
Publication Date: 17th June 2008
Pages: 256

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About the Book

This introductory textbook provides an accessible overview of the key contributions to translation theory.
Munday explores each theory chapter-by-chapter and tests the different approaches by applying them to texts. The texts discussed are taken from a broad range of languages – English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and English translations are provided. A wide variety of text types is analyzed, including a tourist brochure, a children's cookery book, a Harry Potter novel, the Bible, literary reviews and translators' prefaces, film translation, a technical text and a European Parliament speech. Each chapter includes the following features:

a table introducing key concepts

  • an introduction outlining the translation theory or theories
  • illustrative texts with translations
  • a chapter summary
  • discussion points and exercises.

Including a general introduction, an extensive bibliography, and websites for further information, this is a practical, user-friendly textbook that gives a balanced and comprehensive insight into translation studies.

Table of Contents

1. The Discipline or Interdiscipline of Translation Studies
2. Translation Theory Before the Twentieth Century
3. Equivalence and Equivalent Effect
4. Studying the Translation Process: Translation Shifts, Contrastive Linguistics, and Cognitive Theories
5. Functional Theories of Translation
6. Discourse and Register Analysis Approaches
7. Systems Theories
8. Translation as Rewriting
9. Translation and Globalization
10. Translating the Foreign: The (in)Visibility of Translation
11. Philosophical Theories of Translation
12. Audiovisual Translation Studies.
Conclusion: The Future of the Discipline.
Appendix: Web Links.

About the Author(s)

Jeremy Munday is Lecturer in Spanish Studies at the University of Surrey and is a freelance translator, lexicographer and materials writer. He has a Doctorate in Translation Studies and his publications include among others, Translation: An Advanced Resourcebook (Routledge 2004), a wide range of papers in the field, and translations of Latin American fiction.



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