Book reviewFunctional approaches to culture and translation: Selected papers by José Lambert Amsterdam–Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2006. xxviii + 225 pp. ISBN 90-272-1677-0 110 € (Benjamins Translation Library, 69).
Reviewed by Andrew Chesterman
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This Festschrift collection provides a memorable profile of the scholarly career (to date) of José Lambert, and at the same time serves the useful purpose of bringing together in a single volume a representative selection of thirteen papers in English and French that were originally published in different journals and books. The book is a fine salute to one of the most influential figures of contemporary Translation Studies. The papers have been reformatted, given a unified bibliography and “lightly edited”, but the author’s inimitable style remains. The editors contribute an excellent introductory chapter on “José Lambert and descriptive research into literature, translation and culture”, and at the end of the book there is a complete list of Lambert’s own publications up to 2005, a name index and a subject index.