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Title The translator as mediator of cultures / edited by Humphrey Tonkin, Maria Esposito Frank
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 201 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in world language problems, 1572-1183 ; v. 3
Studies in world language problems ; v. 3
Contents Preface -- Introduction: Between temples and templates: history's claims on the translator / Probal Dasgupta -- Part I. Translation and reconciliation: 1. Translation as reconciliation: A conversation about politics, translation, and multilingualism in South Africa / Antjie Krog, Rosalind C. Morris, and Humphrey Tonkin -- 2. Interpreting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY): Linguistic and cultural challenges / Nancy Schweda Nicholson -- 3. Translating and interpreting sign language: Mediating the DEAF-WORLD / Timothy Reagan -- 4. Translators in a global community / Jonathan Pool -- Part II. Translation and negotiation: 5. The treason of translation? Bilingualism, linguistic borders and identity / John Edwards -- 6. The poetics of experience: Toward a pragmatic understanding of experience, practice, and translation / Vincent Colapietro -- Part III. Translation and the interpretation of texts: 7. Translation and the rediscovery of the multinational Central European / Thomas Cooper -- 8. Transcriação / Transcreation: The Brazilian concrete poets and translation / K. David Jackson -- 9. Expression and translation of philosophy: Giorgio Colli, a master of time / Marie-José Tramuta -- 10. The semantics of invention: Translation into Esperanto / Humphrey Tonkin -- Contributors
Summary If it is bilingualism that transfers information and ideas from culture to culture, it is the translator who systematizes and generalizes this process. The translator serves as a mediator of cultures. In this collection of essays, based on a conference held at the University of Hartford, a group of individuals - professional translators, linguists, and literary scholars - exchange their views on translation and its power to influence literary traditions and to shape cultural and economic identities. The authors explore the implications of their views on the theory and craft of translation, both written and oral, in an era of unsettling globalizing forces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Intercultural communication.
Language and culture.
Translating and interpreting -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Esposito Frank, Maria.
Tonkin, Humphrey.
LC no. 2010013265
ISBN 9027228345 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9027288054 (electronic bk.)
9789027228345 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9789027288059 (electronic bk.)