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Title: Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies
Edited By: Mona Baker
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This is the first full-length encyclopedia of its kind. Covering virtually every conceivable aspect of translation, from the translators themselves, methods and terminology, and the history of translation in all the major linguistic and cultural communities, this fascinating volume features contributions by Umberto Eco, Anthony Pym, Lawrence Venuti, Judith Woodsworth, Roger Bell, Juliane House, Jean Delisle, Carol Maier, Ian Mason and other experts in the field of language and linguistics. The entries are supported by powerful reference tools, including an extensive index, a comprehensive bibliography and exhaustive suggestions for further reading.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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