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Books: Discourse, Translation, Pragmatics

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DISCOURSE
BARSKY, Robert F. (IGRC, Montreal, Canada). Constructing a Productive Other.
Discourse theory and the Convention refugee hearing
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994. x, 272 pp. DISCOURSE
 Hb:US:1 55619 297 5 / Eur:90 272 5041 3 US$64.00 / Hfl.110,--
A study of the process of constructing a productive Other for the purpose of
being admitted to Canada in the categort of "Convention refugee". The whole
claiming procedure is analyzed with respect to two actual cases, and
contextualized by reference to pertinent national and international
jurisprudence, all analyzed within the context of discourse analaysis.
Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 29
PAMELA DOWNING and MICHAEL NOONAN (eds.) Word Order in Discourse (University
of Wisconsin Milwaukee) Typological Studies in Language, 30
 1995. ca. x, 583 pp. + index Hb 1-55619-424-2 $135.00.
 Pb 1-55619-636-9 $37.95
Eighteen papers dealing with the problem of word order variation in discourse.
Word order variation has often been treated as an essentially unpredictable
phenomenon, a matter of selecting randomly one set of possible orders generated
by the grammar. However, as the papers in this collection show, word order
variation is not random, but rather is govemed by testable principles which are
common to all languages.
STYGALL, GAIL (University of Washington).Trial Language. Differential discourse
processing and discursive formation. Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 26
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994. xii, 230 pp. DISCOURSE
 Hb: US: 1 55619 294 0 /Eur.: 90 272 5038 3 US$ 59.00 / Hfl. 105,--
This study of Anglo-American legal discourse is the first comprehensive
discourse analysis of American legal language in its prototypical setting, the
trial by jury. With ethnographic data gathered in a civil jury trial, the book
compares the discourse processing of the legal participants and the lay jurors
in the trial. The study argues for a Foucauldian discourse analysis of
institutional languages, a social theory powerful enough to account for the
power and tenacity of these Ianguages, where traditional linguistic explanation
has failed.
WORTHAM, STANTON E.F. (Bates College, Lewiston, Maine). Acting Out Participant
Examples in the Classroom. Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 30
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994 xiv, 178 pp. DISCOURSE
 Hb: US:1 55619 298 3 / Eur: 90 2725042 1 US$49.00 / Hfl. 90,--
 Pb 1-55619-243-6 $ 29.95
This volume explores a relational pattern that occurs during one type of speech
event enacted classroom "participant examples". The study reports that in
some cases speakers not only discuss, but also act out the roles assigned to
them in participant examples. That is, speakers do with each other, what they
are talking about as the content of the example. Participants act as if events
described as the example provide a script for their interaction.
CMEJRKOVA, SVETLAand FRANTIEK TICHA (eds.) The Syntax of Sentence and Text.
A Festschrift for Frantiek Dane
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994. 398 pp. DISCOURSE
 Hb: US: 1 55619 267 3 / Eur90 272 1551 0 US$95.00 / Hfl. 145,--
Published in honour of his 75th birthday, this volume celebrates Dane'
international contribution to the development of Prague School functionalism,
the theory of functional sentence perspective, discourse studies and semantics.
Contributions by: Robert de Beaugrande; Andrej Boguslawski; Alexandr Bondarko;
Svetla Cmejrkova, Maria-Elisabeth Conte; Martin Davies; Wolfgang Dressler; Anna
Duszak; Nils Erik Enkvist; Jan Firbas; Paul L. Garvin; Roland Harweg; Jana
Hoffmanova; Miroslav Komarek; Jirm Kraus; Philip L. Luelsdorff, Eva Machackova;
Olga Miillerova, Igor Nemec; Janos Sander Petvfi; Hansjakob Seiler; Sorin
Stati; Frantiek ticha; Eugenius Uhlenbeck; Ludmila Uhlirova; Joseph Vachek;
Eija Ventola. Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastem Europe, 42
TRANSLATION
Dollerup, Cay & Annette Lindegaard (eds.).
TEACHING TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING 2.
 John Benjamins 1994 viii, 358 pp. Translation/Interpretation
 Cloth: US: 1 55619 682 2/EUR: 90 272 1601 0 US$69.00/Hfl. 130,--
Bridging the Gap Empirical Research in Simultaneous Interpretation.
SYLVIE LAMBERT & BARBARA MOSEL-MERCER (eds.)
 John Benjamins 1994 362 pp. Translation/Interpretation
 Cloth: US: 1 55619 481 1/EUR: 90 272 2144 8 US$69.00/Hfl. 130,--
A collection of 30 articles discussing various aspects of interpreting grouped
in 4 sections: I. Pedagogical issues, II. Simultaneous interpretation, III.
Sign Language and court interpreting, IV. Neuropsychological research.
Snell-Hornby, Mary, Franz Pvchhacker & Klaus Kaindl (eds.) TRANSLATION
STUDIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINE. SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE TRANSLATION STUDIES
CONGRESS, VIENNA, 9-12 SEPTEMBER 1992.
 John Benjamins 1994 xii, 438 pp. Translation
 Cloth US: 1 55619 478 1/EUR: 90 272 2141 3 US$95.00/Hfl. 170,--
This selection of 44 papers from the 163 presented at the Translation Studies
Congress which was held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Institut
f|r Dolmetscher und \bersetzer Ausbildung in Vienna, shows how translation
studies is moving away from purely linguistic analysis into LSP, psychology,
cognition, and cultural orientations. The volume is divided into sections
reflecting the focal subject areas of the Congress: Translation, history and
culture; Interpreting theory and training; Terminology and special languages;
Teaching and training in translation. Also included are papers from a special
workshop including interdisciplinary research projects from Vienna.
PRAGMATICS
Givon, T. (ED.) VOICE AND INVERSION.
 John Benjamins 1994 viii, 510 pp. Ling Theory
 Cloth US: 1 55619 420 X/EUR: 90 272 2917 1 US$95.00/Hfl. 180,--
 Paper US: 1 55619 421 8/EUR: 90 272 2918 X US$32.95/Hfl. 65,--
This collection aims first to establish a structure-independent,
language-independent definition of pragmatic voice, and more specifically
then a universal functional definition of 'inverse'. The grammar and
pragmatic function of the four major voice constructions -- direct-active,
inverse, passive, antipassive -- are surveyed using narrative texts from 14
languaegs: Koyukon (Athabascan), Plains Cree, (Algonquian), Chepang
(Tibeto-Burman), Squamish and Bella Coola (Salish), Sahaptin (Sahaptian),
Kutenai (isolate), Suriinam Carib (Carib) Cebuano and Karao (Philippine).
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