The Translator as Mediator of Cultures

| University of Hartford
| University of Hartford
ISBN 9789027228345 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027288059 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
If it is bilingualism that transfers information and ideas from culture to culture, it is the translator who systematizes and generalizes this process. The translator serves as a mediator of cultures. In this collection of essays, based on a conference held at the University of Hartford, a group of individuals – professional translators, linguists, and literary scholars – exchange their views on translation and its power to influence literary traditions and to shape cultural and economic identities. The authors explore the implications of their views on the theory and craft of translation, both written and oral, in an era of unsettling globalizing forces.
[Studies in World Language Problems, 3]  2010.  x, 201 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Between temples and templates: History’s claims on the translator
Probal Dasgupta
Part 1. Translation and reconciliation
1. Translation as reconciliation: A conversation about politics, translation, and multilingualism in South Africa
Antjie Krog, Rosalind Morris and Humphrey Tonkin
2. Interpreting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY): Linguistic and cultural challenges
Nancy Schweda Nicholson
3. Translating and interpreting sign language: Mediating the DEAF-WORLD
Timothy Reagan
4. Translators in a global community
Jonathan Pool
Part 2. Translation and negotiation
5. The treason of translation? Bilingualism, linguistic borders and identity
John Edwards
6. The poetics of experience: Toward a pragmatic understanding of experience, practice, and translation
Vincent Colapietro
Part 3. Translation and the interpretation of texts
7. Translation and the rediscovery of the multinational Central European
Thomas Cooper
8. Transcriação / Transcreation: The Brazilian concrete poets and translation
K. David Jackson
9. Expression and translation of philosophy: Giorgio Colli, a master of time
Marie-José Tramuta
10. The semantics of invention: Translation into Esperanto
Humphrey Tonkin
“The editors have compiled an interesting and worthwhile addition to the literature of translation theory with this collection containing a felicitous mix of theory and practice.”
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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:  2010013265 | Marc record