Date: 14-Aug-2006 From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com> Subject: The Turns of Translation Studies: Snell-Hornby
Title: The Turns of Translation Studies
Subtitle: New paradigms or shifting viewpoints?
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 66
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Mary Snell-Hornby, University of Vienna
Hardback: ISBN: 9027216738 Pages: xi, 205 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
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What's new in Translation Studies? In offering a critical assessment of recent developments in the young discipline, this book sets out to provide an answer, as seen from a European perspective today. Many "new" ideas actually go back well into the past, and the German Romantic Age proves to be the starting-point. The main focus lies however on the last 20 years, and, beginning with the cultural turn of the 1980s, the study traces what have turned out since then to be ground-breaking contributions (new paradigms) as against what was only a change in position on already established territory (shifting viewpoints). Topics of the 1990s include nonverbal communication, gender-based Translation Studies, stage translation, new fields of interpreting studies and the effects of new technologies and globalization (including the increasingly dominant role of English). The author's aim is to stimulate discussion and provoke further debate on the current profile and future perspectives of Translation Studies.
Table of contents
Preface ix-xi Introduction 1-4 Translation Studies: The emergence of a discipline 5-46 The cultural turn of the 1980s 47-67 The "interdiscipline" of the 1990s 69-114 The turns of the 1990s 115-148 At the turn of the millennium: State of the discipline 149-169 Translation studies - future perspectives 171-175 References 177-197 Index 199-205