LINGUIST List 8.943

Fri Jun 27 1997

Books: Translation

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Message 1: New Books: Translation studies

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 14:50:08 -0400
From: Tony Schiavo <tonybenjamins.com>
Subject: New Books: Translation studies

John Benjamins Publishing would like to call to your attention the
following new books in the field of Translation studies:


TEACHING TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING 3. NEW HORIZONS. PAPERS FROM THE
THIRD LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, ELSINORE, DENMARK, 1995
Dollerup, Cay & Vibeke Appel (eds.)
1996 viii, 358 pp. Benjamins Translation Library, 16
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 698 9 Price: US$69.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 1617 7 Price: Hfl. 125,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

Capping the series of conferences on this theme in Denmark, the
present volume brings together a selection of the papers read by
scholars and teachers from five continents and within all specialties
in Translation Studies. In combination with the two previous volumes
of the same title, the book offers an up-to-date, comprehensive,
representative overview focusing on main issues in teaching in the
relatively new field of translation. There are informed and incisive
discussion of subtitling, interpreting and translation, spanning from
its historical beginnings to presentations of machine translation and
predictions of the future of translation work. Contributions ranging
from discussions on the interplay between theory and teaching,
teaching literary translation, introducing students to central issues
in translation practice, and historical and social issues in teaching
translation.


TERMINOLOGY, LSP AND TRANSLATION. STUDIES IN LANGUAGE ENGINEERING
Harold Sommers (ed.)
1996 xii, 250 pp. Benjamins Translation Library, 18
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 700 4 Price: US$69.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 1619 3 Price: Hfl. 125,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

A state-of-the-art volume highlighting the links between lexicography,
terminology, language for special purposes (LSP) and translation and
Machine Translation, that constitute the domain of Language
Engineering. Contributors: Rainer Arntz; Mona Baker; Bruno de
Besse and Donatella Pulitano; J. -Cl. Boulanger; Teresa Cabre;
Anthony Hartley and Cecile Paris; Nigel Holden; Frank Knowles;
Margaret King; Blaise Nkwenti Azeh; Catriona Picken; Maria Pozzi,
Alain Rey; Jean-Paul Vinay; Yorick Wilks and Wolfram Wilss.


TRAINING THE TRANSLATOR NOW IN PAPERBACK
Paul Kussmaul
1995 x, 178 pp. Benjamins Translation Library, 10
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 700 4 out of print
Paper: 1 55619 704 7 Price: US$29.95
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 1609 6 out of print
Paper: 90 272 1623 1 Price: Hfl. 50,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

This book begins by investigating, through the use of think-aloud
protocols, the mental processes of students when they translate. The
creative and successful processes observed can be used directly for
teaching purposes, while the unsuccessful ones can serve to find out
where remedial training is needed. The book then goes on to discuss
methods for improving a translator's competence. The strategies
offered are based on the pragmatic and semantic analysis of texts from
a functional point of view, and they include such practical matters as
the use of dictionaries and the evaluation of translations and error
analysis. The book is intended for teachers in translator-training
institutions, but it can also be used by students for
self-training.=20


 NOW IN PAPERBACK
BASIC CONCEPTS AND MODELS FOR INTERPRETER AND TRANSLATOR TRAINING
Daniel Gile
1995 xvi, 278 pp. Benjamins Translation Library, 8
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 686 5 Price: out of print
Paper: 1 55619 703 9 Price: US$32.95
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 1605 3 out of print
Paper: 90 272 1622 3 Price: Hfl. 55,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

This book is based on the author's many years of experience as a
practitioner, teacher and researcher in translation and conference
interpretation. It is written primarily for I/T trainers who feel the
need for a methodological basis to their teaching activity. The book
explains essential translation and interpretation phenomena and
difficulties encountered by students and professionals alike in the
form of 'concepts' and 'models', and suggests practical ways to teach
them. The underlying theory is based on insights from
psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology as well as on I/T research,
but the book assumes no previous knowledge of these disciplines. Its
concepts and models are easy to grasp, and the text includes teaching
suggestions and examples. The book addresses such issues as
communication and quality, fidelity, comprehension, knowledge
acquisition, interpretation difficulties and coping tactics,
linguistic requirements for I/T and linguistic skill enhancement. It
also includes a review of I/T training literature.

For further information please e-mail
Bernadette Keck: servicebenjamins.com
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