Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications

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Routledge, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 364 pages
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This is the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the dynamic field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and fully up-to-date overview of key movements and theorists within an expanding area of study, this textbook has become a key source for generations of translation students on both professional and university courses.

New features in this third edition include:

  • the latest research incorporated into each chapter, including linguistic precursors, models of discourse and text analysis, cultural studies and sociology, the history of translation, and new technologies
  • a new chapter with guidelines on writing reflective translation commentaries and on preparing research projects and dissertations
  • more examples throughout the text
  • revised exercises and updated further reading lists throughout
  • a major new companion web site with video summaries of each chapter, multiple-choice tests, and broader research questions.

This is a practical, user-friendly textbook that gives a comprehensive insight into how translation studies has evolved, and is still evolving. It is an invaluable resource for anyone studying this fascinating subject area.

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About the author (2012)

Jeremy Munday is Professor of Translation studies at the University of Leeds and has also worked as a freelance translator. He is author of Style and Ideology in Translation (RThe Routledge Companion to Translation Studies outledge, 2008) and Evaluation in Translation (Routledge, 2012), editor of (2009) and co-author, with Basil Hatim, of Translation: An Advanced Resource Book (Routledge, 2004).

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