[New publication] Sanderson, John D. and Carla Botella-Tejera (eds) (2019) Focusing on Audiovisual Translation Research

Focusing on Audiovisual Translation Research Edited by John D. Sanderson and Carla Botella-Tejera About this book: The aim of this volume is to make a statement on the importance of research on Audiovisual Translation, both in its different varieties of production (dubbing, subtitling, surtitling, voice-over and e-learning) and in its relationship with language acquisition. On the whole, it is a […]

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[New publication] Journal of Chinese Cinemas: 12 (3) 2018

Journal of Chinese Cinemas: 12 (3) 2018 Special issue: The translation and dissemination of Chinese cinemas Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjcc20/current Introduction: The translation and dissemination of Chinese cinemas by Haina Jin Abstract: This introduction provides a brief historical overview of the translation of Chinese cinemas and explores how film translation facilitates the dissemination of Chinese films. It also gives a description of […]

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[New publication] Cultus, Volume 11, 2018: Mediating Lingua-Cultural Scenarios in Audiovisual Translation

MEDIATING LINGUA-CULTURAL SCENARIOS IN AUDIOVISUAL TRANSLATION Issue 2018 – Volume 11 Edited by Irene Ranzato and Serenella Zanotti  Link: http://www.cultusjournal.com/index.php/current-issue Introduction by the editors: In our times of boundless video consumption across national, cultural and linguistic borders, audiovisual translation (AVT), to quote Frederic Chaume in the opening interview to this issue of Cultus, “is no longer confined to using one […]

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[New publication] The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies: An Introduction to Its Theories

The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies: An Introduction to Its Theories Cynthia B. Roy, Jeremy L. Brunson, and Christopher A. Stone Link: http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/academic-foundations-of-interpreting-studies.html About this book: The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies is the first introductory course book that explores the theoretical foundations used in sign language interpreting studies. Authors Roy, Brunson, and Stone examine the disciplines whose theoretical frameworks […]

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[New publication] Perspectives, 27 (2): Audiovisual Translation – Intersections

Audiovisual Translation – Intersections Intersections: audiovisual translation at the crossroads of disciplines Serenella Zanotti & Irene Ranzato Abstract: This brief article serves as an introduction to the contributions collected in the special issue devoted to interdisciplinarity in audiovisual translation. Using the notion of intersection to reflect on the inherent multidisciplinarity of AVT studies, it offers an overview of recent studies […]

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[New publication] Minority Languages, National Languages, and Official Language Policies

Minority Languages, National Languages, and Official Language Policies Edited by Gillian Lane-Mercier, Denise Merkle and Jane M. Koustas Link: https://www.mqup.ca/minority-languages–national-languages–and-official-language-policies-products-9780773554931.php#!prettyPhoto About this book: In a context where linguistic and cultural diversity is characterized by ever-increasing complexity, adopting official multilingual policies to correct a country’s ethno-linguistic, socio-economic, and symbolic imbalances presents many obstacles, but the greatest challenge is implementing them effectively. […]

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[New publication] Comparative Literary Studies, 55 (4): Ecocriticism in East Asia – Toward a Literary (Re) Construction of Nature and Environment

Comparative Literary Studies, 55 (4): Ecocriticism in East Asia – Toward a Literary (Re) Construction of Nature and Environment Guest Editor: Ning Wang Link: http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/39696?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0 Titles and Abstracts: Introduction: Ecocriticism and Ecocivilization in the Confucian Cultural Environment by Ning Wang Abstract: In this introductory essay on the special issue “Ecocriticism in East Asia,” the author first offers a critical introduction […]

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[New publication] Babel: 64 (4)

Contrasting elegant variation in English- and Spanish-language dailies and novels by Travis Sorenson Abstract: Anyone who learns a second language realizes that beyond phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon, there are variations of style between different tongues. One notable manifestation is word choice, particularly in writing. Writers may repeat vocabulary for efficiency and clarity, or they may choose synonyms to promote […]

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[New publication] Michela Baldo (2019) Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return Analysing Cultural Translation in Diasporic Writing

Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return Analysing Cultural Translation in Diasporic Writing Michela Baldo Link: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137477323#aboutAuthors About this book: This book examines the concept of translation as a return to origins and as restitution of lost narratives, and is based on the idea of diaspora as a term that depicts the longing to return home and the imaginary reconstructions and reconstitutions of home […]

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[New publication] Perspectives: 2019, 27 (1)

A corpus-based multimodal approach to the translation of restaurant menus by Saihong Li Abstract: Translated restaurant menus facilitate tourism and consumerism, but menu translation remains a peripheral area of professional translation and translation studies. This has economic consequences, because translations that exclude a dish’s ingredients, cooking methods, or cultural associations may deter consumers. This article analyses translated menus featuring Chinese […]

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