"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.
This highly accessible introduction to translation theory, written by a
leading author in the field, uses the genre of film to bring the main
themes in translation to life. Through analyzing films as diverse as the
Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera, The Star Wars Trilogies and Lost in
Translation, the reader is encouraged to think about both issues and
problems of translation as they are played out on the screen and issues of
filmic representation through examining the translation dimension of
specific films. In highlighting how translation has featured in both
mainstream commercial and arthouse films over the years, Cronin shows how
translation has been a concern of filmmakers dealing with questions of
culture, identity, conflict and representation. This book is a lively and
accessible text for translation theory courses and offers a new and largely
unexplored approach to topics of identity and representation on screen.
Translation Goes to the Movies will be of interest to those on translation
studies and film studies courses.