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Thu May 19 2016

Books: Translating for Singing: Apter, Herman

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Date: 06-May-2016
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Subject: Translating for Singing: Apter, Herman
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Title: Translating for Singing
Subtitle: The Theory, Art and Craft of Translating Lyrics
Series Title: Bloomsbury Advances in Translation
Published: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Ronnie Apter
Author: Mark Herman
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472571915 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 19.99 Comment: EPUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472571908 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 19.99 Comment: ePDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781472571892 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781472571885 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 19.99

Translating for Singing discusses the art and craft of translating singable lyrics, a topic of interest in a wide range of fields, including translation, music, creative writing, cultural studies, performance studies, and semiotics. Previously, such translation has most often been discussed by music critics, many of whom had neither training nor experience in this area. Written by two internationally known translators, the book focusses mainly on practical techniques for creating translations meant to be sung to pre-existing music, with suggested solutions to such linguistic problems as those associated with rhythm, syllable count, vocal burden, rhyme, repetition and sound. Translation theory and translations of lyrics for other purposes, such as surtitles, are also covered.

The book can serve as a primary text in courses on translating lyrics and as a reference and supplementary text for other courses and for professionals in the fields mentioned. Beyond academia, the book is of interest to professional translators and to librettists, singers, conductors, stage directors, and audience members.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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