"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.
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Perspectives: Studies in Translatology
Culture and News Translation
Editor: Dr. Kyle Conway, University of North Dakota, USA
This special issue will examine the role of culture in news translation.
Interest in news translation, for the most part, is a relatively recent phenomenon. It benefited from the sustained attention it received during the Translation in Global News initiative at the University of Warwick from 2004-2007, although occasional articles on the topic have appeared since the 1970s. In those early articles, scholars were concerned with how political relations between countries affected which stories traveled where. Scholars writing more recently have been more interested in how journalists' institutional roles within a news organization shape how they construct their stories. In both cases, however, the analysis has been largely structural, concerned with newsroom organization and the political economy of news.
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Deadline for the submission of proposals: 1st September 2013