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Introducing Translation Studies


Jeremy Munday (University of Leeds, UK)



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01 February 2016
Translation & interpretation; Literary theory; Languages & ESL; Translation
Introducing Translation Studies remains the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and up-to-date overview, it has long been the essential textbook on courses worldwide. This fourth edition has been fully revised and continues to provide a balanced and detailed guide to the theoretical landscape. Each theory is applied to a wide range of languages, including Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and Spanish. A broad spectrum of texts is analysed, including the Bible, Buddhist sutras, Beowulf, the fiction of Garcia Marquez and Proust, European Union and UNESCO documents, a range of contemporary films, a travel brochure, a children's cookery book and the translations of Harry Potter. Each chapter comprises an introduction outlining the translation theory or theories, illustrative texts with translations, case studies, a chapter summary and discussion points and exercises. NEW FEATURES IN THIS FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE: new material to keep up with developments in research and practice, including the sociology of translation, multilingual cities, translation in the digital age and specialized, audiovisual and machine translation revised discussion points and updated figures and tables new, in-chapter activities with links to online materials and articles to encourage independent research an extensive updated companion website with video introductions and journal articles to accompany each chapter, online exercises, an interactive timeline, weblinks, and powerpoint slides for teacher support This is a practical, user-friendly textbook ideal for students and researchers on courses in Translation and Translation Studies.
By:   Jeremy Munday (University of Leeds UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   771g
ISBN:   9781138912557
ISBN 10:   1138912557
Pages:   394
Publication Date:   01 February 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
A visual tour of Introducing Translation Studies List of figures and tables Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1â Main issues of translation studies Chapter 2â Translation theory before the twentieth century Chapter 3â Equivalence and equivalent effect Chapter 4â Studying translation product and process Chapter 5â Functional theories of translation Chapter 6â Discourse and Register analysis approaches Chapter 7â Systems theories Chapter 8â Cultural and ideological turns Chapter 9â The role of the translator: visibility, ethics and sociology Chapter 10â Philosophical approaches to translation Chapter 11â New directions from the new media Chapter 12â Research and commentary projects Notes Bibliography Index

Reviews for Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications (4ED)

Jeremy Munday's Introducing Translation Studies has long been admired for its combination of theoretical rigour and down-to-earth explanation, and this new edition will further confirm its place as the go-to introduction for students and teachers alike. Its further incorporation of ideas from the Chinese context is particularly welcome. Robert Neather, Hong Kong Baptist University, China An even better fourth edition of a widely popular and commonly used book in Translation Studies (TS). Like former editions, Munday's volume is a sound and accessible introduction to TS that will appeal not only to readers with a professional interest in TS but also to scholars and students in related fields. In Introducing Translation Studies, Munday combines scholarly rigor with reader-friendly style and an excellent didactic orientation, which will continue to make this book highly attractive to students, teachers and newcomers. Sonia Colina, University of Arizona, USA

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