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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Metalanguage of Translation
Edited By: Yves Gambier
Luc van Doorslaer
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 20

“Let the meta-discussion begin,” James Holmes urged in 1972. Coming almost
forty years later – years filled with fascinating and often unexpected
developments in the interdiscipline of Translation Studies – this volume
offers the reader a multiplicity of meta-perspectives, while also moving
the discussion forward. Indeed, the (re)production and (re)use of
metalinguistic metaphors frame and partly determine our views on research,
so such a discussion is vital ­as it is in any scholarly discipline. Among
other questions, the eleven contributors draw the reader's attention to the
often puzzling variations of usage and conceptualization in both the theory
and the practice of translation.

First published as a special issue of Target 19:2 (2007), the volume runs
the gamut of metalinguistic topics, ranging from terminology, localization
and epistemological questions, through the Chinese perspective, to the
conceptual mapping of the online Translation Studies Bibliography.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288868
Prices: U.S. $ 128.00
Europe EURO 85.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027222503
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U.S. $ 128.00