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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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Title: Basic Concepts and Models for Interpreter and Translator Training
Written By: Daniel Gile
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library, 8
Description:

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

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556196865
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 278
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556197039
ISBN-13: 9781556197031
Prices: U.S. $ 53