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Tue Nov 23 2010

Books: Translation/Pragmatics/General Linguistics: Chiaro

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        1.     Jennifer Tighe , Translation, Humour and the Media: Chiaro

Message 1: Translation, Humour and the Media: Chiaro
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Translation, Humour and the Media: Chiaro
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Title: Translation, Humour and the Media
Subtitle: Translation and Humour Volume 2
Series Title: Continuum Advances in Translation
Published: 2010
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=136556&SearchType=Basic

Author: Delia Chiaro
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441140678 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441137883 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

Translation studies and humour studies are disciplines that have been long
established but have seldom been looked at in conjunction. This volume
looks at the intersection of the two disciplines as found in the media --
on television, in film and in print. From American cable drama to Japanese
television this collection shows the range and insight of contemporary
cross-disciplinary approaches to humour and translation.

Featuring a diverse and global range of contributors, this is a unique
addition to existing literature in translation studies and it will appeal
to a wide cross-section of scholars and postgraduates.

"This wonderful collection of essays explores an under-researched topic -
the translation of humour in established media (cinema, television,
cartoons and comics) and newer media formats (video-games, global
advertising, live media coverage). Delia Chiaro has expertly put together
an indispensable resource for our understanding of the intricacies,
dynamics, opportunities and limitations of translating humour in
contemporary mediated culture."
Sharon Lockyer, Lecturer in Sociology and Communications, Sharon Lockyer,
Brunel University, UK

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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