LINGUIST List 10.785

Thu May 20 1999

Books: Translation

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Translation and Medicine.
  2. Paul Peranteau, Language International World Dir of Translation & Interpreting Schools

Message 1: Translation and Medicine.

Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 21:53:24 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Translation and Medicine.

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of these two new works:

Translation and Medicine.
Henry FISCHBACH (ed.)
American Translators A ssociation Scholarly Monograph Series X
US & Canada: 1 55619 629 6 / USD 45.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3185 0 / NLG 90.00 (Hardcover)
The contributors to Translation and Medicine address several broad aspects
of medical translation, from the cultural/historic framework of the
language of medicine to pragmatic considerations of register and
terminology. Their articles highlight some of the contributions
translation has made to medical science and addresses some of the
questions raised by those who escort the advances of medicine across
language and cultural barriers and those who train the next generation of
medical translators.
Section 1 covers some "Historical and Cultural Aspects" that have
characterized the language of medicine in Japan and Western Europe, with
special emphasis on French and Spanish; Section 2 opens some vistas on
"The Medical Translator in Training" with two specific university-level
programs in Switzerland and in Spain, as well as an in-depth analysis of
who makes the better medical translator: the medically knowledgeable
linguist or the linguistically knowledgeable medical professional; and
Section 3 looks at several facets of "The Translator at Work," with
discussions of the translator-client relationship and the art of
audience-specific translating, an insider's view of the Translation Unit
of the National Institutes of Health, and a detailed study of on-line
medical terminology resources.
Contributions by: Ver\243nica Albin, Mar\237a Gonzalez-Davies, Hannelore
Lee-Jahnke, Clove Lynch, Leon McMorrow, Marla O'Neill, Barbara
Reeves-Ellington, Sally Robertson, Jack Segura and Henri Van Hoof.
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Message 2: Language International World Dir of Translation & Interpreting Schools

Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 21:53:24 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Language International World Dir of Translation & Interpreting Schools

Language International World Directory of Translation and Interpreting
Brian HARRIS (comp.)
Language International World Directory 2
90 272 1952 4 / NLG 190.00 (Hardcover)
1 55619 741 1 / USD 95.00 (Hardcover)
This international directory of translator and interpreter training
facilities in higher education includes details on 243 courses around the
world. Listing full addresses, names of teachers, languages taught,
methods of teaching, degree, tuition fees, year it was founded, and other
The Directory provides pertinent information for students seeking the
appropriate training and for translation and interpreting schools to
compare themselves with others and to network with related schools.
This is the first list showing the vast number of professional and
academic training facilities in a booming industry.

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1999 Contributors

  • Arnold Publishers
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cascadilla Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Elsevier Science, Ltd.
  • Finno-Ugrian Society
  • Indiana University Linguistics Club Publications
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Lincom Europa
  • MIT Press--Books Division
  • MIT Working Papers in Linguisticsi
  • Mouton de Gruyter
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
  • Vaxjo:Acta Wexionesia