Book reviewTranslation as Intercultural Communication: Selected Papers from the EST Congress—Prague 1995. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1997. x + 354 pp. ISBN Eur. 90-272-1621-5 / US. 1-55619-702-0 Hfl. 150,-; USD 79.00. (Benjamins Translation Library, 20).
Reviewed by Sandra L. Halverson and Jürgen Gercken
University of Bergen
Table of contents
Translation as Intercultural Communication includes selected papers from the first International Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST), held in Prague 28-30 September 1995. As the editors state in their introductory remarks, "The selection of 30 contributions presented here reflects the broad range of topics debated at the Congress" (p. ix). Not only does the volume range widely in terms of topics, however; there is also a range in original presentation form, as the final section represents the conclusions of panel discussions, rather than individual papers as such. The individual contributions are grouped into three main sections: Part I—Sociology, Culture and Ethics, Part II: Translation and Beyond—Aspects of Communication, and Part III: Panel Discussions. Within the first two sections, the papers are arranged roughly in groups of three, each of which, according to the editors, is to represent a "focal theme".