Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words Onscreen

By Naomi S. Baron

Words Onscreen "explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


Book Information

   

Title: Voices of the Invisible Presence
Subtitle: Diplomatic Interpreters in Post-World War II Japan
Written By: Kumiko Torikai
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=BTL%2083
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 83
Description:

"Voices of the Invisible Presence: Diplomatic Interpreters in Post-World
War II Japan" examines the role and the making of interpreters, in the
social, political and economic context of postwar Japan, using oral history
as a method. The primary questions addressed are what kind of people became
interpreters in post-WWII Japan, how they perceived their role as
interpreters, and what kind of role they actually played in foreign
relations. In search of answers to these questions, the living memories of
five prominent interpreters were collected, in the form of life-story
interviews, which were then categorized based on Pierre Bourdieu's concept
of 'habitus', 'field' and 'practice'. The experiences of pioneering
simultaneous interpreters are analyzed as case studies drawing on Erving
Goffman's 'participation framework' and the notion of kurogo in
Kabuki theatre, leading to the discussion of (in)visibility of interpreters
and their perception of language, culture and communication.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Translation
Discipline of Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027224277
ISBN-13: 9789027224279
Prices: Europe EURO 85.00
U.S. $ 128.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027290021
Prices: Europe EURO 85.00
U.S. $ 128.00