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Title: Dialog als Prinzip
Subtitle: Für eine emanzipatorische Praxis und Didaktik des Dolmetschens
Written By: Mira Kadric
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/dialog-als-prinzip.html
Series Title: Translationswissenschaft, Band 6

Theaterpädagogische Ansätze als Teil einer modernen translatorischen Didaktik
– das ist einer der zentralen Gedanken dieses Werks. Das Buch beschäftigt
sich mit den verschiedenen Lebensbereichen, in denen dialogisches
Dolmetschen zur Anwendung kommt und entwirft eine spezifizierte Didaktik. So
wird anschaulich gezeigt, wie Elemente des Theaters der Unterdrückten in den
Dolmetschunterricht eingebaut werden können. Das Buch plädiert für eine
kritischkonstruktive Didaktik und zeigt verschiedene Wege zu erfolgreicher
transkultureller Tätigkeit auf, die die Zielsetzungen aller an der Kommunikation
Beteiligten berücksichtigen und es gleichzeitig ermöglichen, Beeinflussungen im
Translationsakt zu vermeiden.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823365617
Pages: 186
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