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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - May 2016

This May, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Tim Connell has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Tim Connell is Professor Emeritus at City University, having been head of languages there for nearly twenty years. His particular interest is in the field of professional training for translators and interpreters.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Tim’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY16 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st May 2016.

Professor Tim Connell’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Language across Languages: New Perspectives on Translation

Editors: Emanuele Miola, Paolo Ramat.

The challenging issues that arise for translation studies from socio-cultural changes in Western Europe and all over the world are tackled in this volume according to two intertwined viewpoints: firstly a strictly linguistic perspective, and secondly from the point of view of anthropological linguistics.

Language Across Languages is an eclectic mix of articles arising from a translation conference held in Pavia in 2013, hence the sub-title New Perspectives on Translation. New fields are covered here such as sign language interpreting, dubbing and subtitling, but there is a full range of topics for the fairly specialised reader. Linking the points of cultural contact between Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and then looking at how the Chinese in recent years have viewed the culture of the West is fascinating, and that leads into the more technical aspects of translating between alien grammars. Different approaches to the technique of translation are also covered, which will be of interest both to those who are new to the business or who have long experience.” 

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