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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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CULTUS - The Journal of intercultural mediation and communication

Call Deadline: 09-Jun-2014

Call Information:
In Cultus 6 David Crystal said 'I don't expect my translator to be a mind-reader [...] knowing about the presuppositions and intentions underlying the utterances made by the participants'. Issue 7 will focus on this very point. Who should translate, and who is translating the presuppositions and intentions underlying the utterances made by the participants in the real world?

A term for this process is 'transcreation', which has been used in the Arts (in particular poetry and drama) to talk about transposition into a different language or into a different medium (a poem is transcreated into an art form or onto the stage). Transcreation has also been closely linked with localisation, but differs in that a transcreator is expected to take much more account of the original language/culture/context than a localiser who will be 100% client or end-user oriented.

As interculturalists should we agree or disagree with Crystal? Why should (or should not) the translator or interpreter be a transcreator?

We would like contributions that focus on these issues, and in particular on these other (non) professionals such as crowd-sourced volunteer translators, fansubbers, international journalists, subject specialists with some foreign language understanding, cultural mediators, community interpreters and child interpreters.

How important are they, and what sort of job are they doing?

Also what, if any difference is there between these transcreators and translators/interpreters; and what should the profession be doing about accounting for the unsaid, for the presuppositions and intentions underlying the utterances?

Issue 7 (2014) will also include a conversation between interculturalist Tony Liddicoat (University of South Australia) and community interpreting specialist Sandra Hale (University of New South Wales).

Please submit your paper to: submission@cultusjournal.com by June 9th.
Editors: David Katan - University of Salento
Cinzia Spinzi - University of Palermo


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