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R..tledge | 2008 | ISBN: 0415396948, 041539693X | 256 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB
This introductory textbook provides an accessible overview of the key contributions to translation theory.
Jeremy Munday explores each theory chapter-by-chapter and tests the different approaches by applying them to texts. The texts discussed are taken from a broad range of languages – English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and English translations are provided. A wide variety of text types are analyzed, including a tourist brochure, a children’s cookery book, a Harry Potter novel, the Bible, literary reviews and translators’ prefaces, film translation, a technical text and a European Parliament speech. Each chapter includes the following features:
a table introducing key concepts
an introduction outlining the translation theory or theories
illustrative texts with translations
a chapter summary
discussion points and exercises.
Including a general introduction, an extensive bibliography, and websites for further information, this is a practical, user-friendly textbook that gives a balanced and comprehensive insight into translation studies.
Category: Cultures - Languages