It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Translations of Cervantes' Don Quijote (1605) take pride of place among
foreign literature in China. Despite the contrasts between the two cultures
and the passage of four centuries the adventures and misadventures of the
Castilian hero have always been popular with Chinese readers.
In this book a corpus-based stylistic study is used to explore two
contemporary Mandarin Chinese translations of Don Quijote: those by Yang
Jiang (1978) and Liu Jingsheng (1995). Utilising a micro-structural
perspective this study suggests explanations for the surprising popularity
of Don Quijote in China.
- Construction of a Parallel Corpus of Don Quijote
- Corpus Data Retrieval and Annotation
- Phraseological Patterns in Yang's Translation
- Phraseological Patterns in Liu's Translation
- Use of Figurative/Archaic Idioms in the Two Translations
- Quantitative Exploration of Style Variation in Liu's Translation.
The Author: Meng Ji has a Ph.D. from Imperial College London (2009) within
the area of corpus-based translation studies focused on the study of
phraseology in literary translations into Chinese. She is presently
developing an interdisciplinary approach to corpus-based translation
studies by integrating methodologies from disciplines including textual
statistics, quantitative sociolinguistics and computational stylometry.