"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Audiovisual Translation: Language Transfer on Screen introduces the reader
to the fascinating subject of translating films and other audiovisual
programmes for the television, the cinema, the Internet and the stage and
the problems the differences between cultures can cause. Addressing a wide
range of issues in a clear and comprehensive way, the various chapters have
been written by some of the leading experts in the field and boast a wide
range of coverage. Offering a balance between theory and practice, the
contributors provide an interesting and engaging overview of topics such as
subtitling, surtitling, dubbing, voice-over, and interpreting without
forgetting new developments in the field of accessibility to the media for
viewers with sensory impairment, such as subtitling for the deaf and audio
description for the blind. This is an up-to-date account of one of the most
complex and dynamic areas in the translation discipline, seen by many as
the quintessence of translation activity in the twenty-first century.