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LINGUIST List 20.451

Thu Feb 12 2009

Books: Discipline of Ling/Socioling/Translation: Torikai

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Voices of the Invisible Presence: Torikai


Message 1: Voices of the Invisible Presence: Torikai
Date: 11-Feb-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Voices of the Invisible Presence: Torikai
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Title: Voices of the Invisible Presence
Subtitle: Diplomatic Interpreters in Post-World War II Japan
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 83
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=BTL%2083

Author: Kumiko Torikai
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290021 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290021 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027224279 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027224279 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Abstract:

"Voices of the Invisible Presence: Diplomatic Interpreters in Post-World
War II Japan" examines the role and the making of interpreters, in the
social, political and economic context of postwar Japan, using oral history
as a method. The primary questions addressed are what kind of people became
interpreters in post-WWII Japan, how they perceived their role as
interpreters, and what kind of role they actually played in foreign
relations. In search of answers to these questions, the living memories of
five prominent interpreters were collected, in the form of life-story
interviews, which were then categorized based on Pierre Bourdieu's concept
of 'habitus', 'field' and 'practice'. The experiences of pioneering
simultaneous interpreters are analyzed as case studies drawing on Erving
Goffman's 'participation framework' and the notion of kurogo in
Kabuki theatre, leading to the discussion of (in)visibility of interpreters
and their perception of language, culture and communication.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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