Why Translation Studies Matters

| Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle
| Copenhagen Business School
| University of Ljubljana
ISBN 9789027224347 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027288646 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
Whether Translation Studies really matters is an important and challenging question which practitioners of translation and interpreting raise repeatedly. TS scholars, many of whom are translators and interpreters themselves, are not indifferent to it either. The twenty papers of this thematic volume, contributed by authors from various parts of Europe, from Brazil and from Israel, address it in a positive spirit. Some do so through direct critical reflection and analysis, arguing in particular that the engagement of TS with society should be strengthened so that the latter could benefit more from the former. Others illustrate the relevance and contribution of TS to society and to other disciplines from various angles. Topics broached include the cultural mediation role of translators, issues in literary translation, knowledge as intellectual capital, globalization through English and risks associated with it, bridging languages, mass media, corpora, training, the use of modern technology, interdisciplinarity with psycholinguistics and neurophysiology.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 88]  2010.  xi, 269 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part 1. Does TS matter?
Why interpreting studies matters
Franz Pöchhacker
What matters to Translation Studies? On the role of public Translation Studies
Kaisa Koskinen
Part 2. Translation and society
Translators as cultural mediators: Wish or reality? A question for Translation Studies
David Limon
Censorship in the translations and pseudo-translations of the West
Marie del Carmen Camus-Camus
A world without God: Slovene Bambi
Nike K. Pokorn
Manipulating the matricial norms: A comparison of the English, Swedish and French translations of La caverna de las ideas by José Carlos Somoza
Yvonne Lindqvist
Knowledge in Translation Studies and translation practice: Intellectual capital in modern society
Hanna Risku, Angela Dickinson and Richard Pircher
Part 3. Language issues
Is Translation Studies going Anglo-Saxon? Critical comments on the globalization of a discipline
Mary Snell-Hornby
Slowakisch: Brückensprache zur slawischen Welt? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer kleinen EU-Sprache
Martina Vankúšová
Translation Studies and mass media research
Rachel Weissbrod
Register shifts in translations of popular fiction from English into Slovene
Marija Zlatnar Moe
Getting the ACCENT right in Translation Studies
Ian A. Williams
Die Kirche im Dorf oder die Regierung im Wald lassen: Zum Übersetzungsproblem der Namen von Ämtern und Ähnlichem für Nachrichtenzwecke im Medium Radio
Dieter H. Schmitz
Part 4. Assessment and training
Magnifying glasses modifying maps: A role for translation theory in introductory courses
Heloísa Pezza Cintrão
Effects of short intensive practice on interpreter trainees’ performance
Magdalena Bartłomiejczyk
Corpora in translator training: A program for an eLearning course
Kerstin Kunz, Sara Castagnoli and Natalie Kübler
Part 5. Psychology
Psycholinguistik, Übersetzungswissenschaft und Expertiseforschung im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Forschung
Caroline Lehr
Interpreting Studies and psycholinguistics: A possible synergy effect
Agnieszka Chmiel
fMRI for exploring simultaneous interpreting
Barbara Ahrens, Eliza Kalderon, Christoph M. Krick and Wolfgang Reith
Part 6. Postscript
Why Translation Studies matters: A pragmatist’s viewpoint
Daniel Gile
Name index
Concept index
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Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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