LINGUIST List 26.2775

Thu Jun 04 2015

Books: The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soul: Sturge (tr.), Wolf

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Date: 01-Jun-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soul: Sturge (tr.), Wolf
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Title: The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soul
Subtitle: Translating and interpreting, 1848–1918
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 116
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/btl.116

Author: Michaela Wolf
Translator: Kate Sturge
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268686 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268686 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268686 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027258564 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027258564 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027258564 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

In the years between 1848 and 1918, the Habsburg Empire was an intensely pluricultural space that brought together numerous “nationalities” under constantly changing – and contested – linguistic regimes. The multifaceted forms of translation and interpreting, marked by national struggles and extensive multilingualism, played a crucial role in constructing cultures within the Habsburg space. This book traces translation and interpreting practices in the Empire’s administration, courts and diplomatic service, and takes account of the “habitualized” translation carried out in everyday life. It then details the flows of translation among the Habsburg crownlands and between these and other European languages, with a special focus on Italian–German exchange. Applying a broad concept of “cultural translation” and working with sociological tools, the book addresses the mechanisms by which translation and interpreting constructs cultures, and delineates a model of the Habsburg Monarchy’s “pluricultural space of communication” that is also applicable to other multilingual settings.

Published with the support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Subject Language(s): German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)

Written In: English (eng)

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