Nonverbal Communication and Translation

New perspectives and challenges in literature, interpretation and the media

| University of New Brunswick
ISBN 9789027216182 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556196997 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027285621 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This is the first book, within the interdisciplinary field of Nonverbal Communication Studies, dealing with the specific tasks and problems involved in the translation of literary works as well as film and television texts, and in the live experience of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. The theoretical and methodological ideas and models it contains should merit the interest not only of students of literature, professional translators and translatologists, interpreters, and those engaged in film and television dubbing, but also to literary readers, film and theatergoers, linguists and psycholinguists, semioticians, communicologists, and crosscultural anthropologists. Its sixteen contributions by translation scholars and professional interpreters from fifteen countries, deal with discourse in translation, intercultural problems, narrative literature, theater, poetry, interpretation, and film and television dubbing.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 17]  1997.  xii, 361 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Fernando Poyatos
Part 1. Discourse and nonverbal communication
Aspects, problems and challenges of nonverbal communication in literary translation
Fernando Poyatos
Discourse features in non-verbal communication: Implications for the translator
Basil Hatim
Part 2. Cultures in translation
The identification of gestural images in Chinese literary expressions
Yau Shun-chiu
Some aspects of Japanese cultural ethos embedded in nonverbal communicative behaviour
Rie Hasada
Part 3. Narrative literature
Alice abroad: dealing with descriptions and transcriptions of paralanguage in literary translation
Christiane Nord
The translation of gestures in the English and German versions of Manzoni’s I Promesse Sposi
Pierangela Diadori
Punctuation in Hans Christian Andersen’s stories and in their translations into English
Kirsten Malmkjær
Matching verbal and nonverbal communication in a holocaust memoir and its translation
Yishai Tobin
Part 4. Theater
“Is this a dagger which I see before me?” The non-verbal language of drama
Mary Snell-Hornby
Verbal and non-verbal constituents in theatrical texts and implications for translators
Said Shiyab
Part 5. Poetry
“Whose morsel of lips will you bite?” Some reflections on the role of prosody and genre as non-verbal elements in the translation of poetry
Sean Golden
Part 6. Interpretation
the reality of multichannel verbal-nonverbal communication in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation
Fernando Poyatos
Kinesics and the simultaneous interpreter: the advantages of listening with one’s eyes and speaking with one’s body
Sergio Viaggio
From babel to Brussels: Conference interpreting and the art of the impossible
Edna Weale
Part 7. the audiovisual channels for translation- film and television dubbing
Translating non-verbal information in dubbing
Frederic Chaume
Dubbing and the nonverbal dimension of translation
Patrick Zabalbeascoa
List of contributors
Name index
Subject index
“All in all, Nonverbal Communication and Translation is a much needed addition to the current discussion on translation, especially in areas such as poetry, interpretation, drama and audiovisual translation.”
“[...] this volume contains many insightful case studies and is certainly worth reading, especially for future translators.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  97001033 | Marc record