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Scientific and Technical Translation Explained: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Beginners

by Jody Byrne

From microbiology to nuclear physics and chemistry to software engineering, scientific and technical translation is a complex activity that involves communicating specialized information on a variety of subjects...


Translated People, Translated Texts

by Tina Steiner

Translated People, Translated Texts examines contemporary migration narratives by four African writers who live in the diaspora and write in English: Leila Aboulela and Jamal Mahjoub from the Sudan, now living...


Signed Language Interpreting: Preparation, Practice and Performance

by Lorraine Leeson, Svenja Wurm & Myriam Vermeerbergen

Signed language interpreting continues to evolve as a field of research. Stages of professionalization, opportunities for education and the availability of research vary tremendously among different parts of...


Readers, Reading and the Reception of Translated Fiction in Chinese: Novel Encounters

by Leo Tak-hung Chan

Translated fiction has largely been under-theorized, if not altogether ignored, in literary studies. Though widely consumed, translated novels are still considered secondary versions of foreign masterpieces....


Translation in Asia: Theories, Practices, Histories

by Ronit Ricci & Jan van der Putten

The field of translation studies was largely formed on the basis of modern Western notions of monolingual nations with print-literate societies and monochrome cultures. A significant number of societies in Asia...


Science in Translation

by Maeve Olohan & Myriam Salama-Carr

Despite the crucial role played by translation in the history of scientific ideas and the transmission of knowledge, historians of science have seldom been interested in the translation activity which enabled...


English as a Lingua Franca: Implications for Translator and Interpreter Education

by Stefania Taviano

The study of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) has grown considerably in the last decades, and a wide number of issues related to this field have been addressed through a variety of lenses. These range from the...


Apropos of Ideology: Translation Studies on Ideology-ideologies in Translation Studies

by Maria Calzada-Pérez

Today's worldwide ideological tensions have captured the interest of such varied disciplines as political science, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and linguistics. There are two primary reasons why...


Re-Engendering Translation: Transcultural Practice, Gender/Sexuality and the Politics of Alterity

by Christopher Larkosh

Of interest to scholars in translation studies, gender and sexuality, and comparative literary and cultural studies, this volume re-examines the possibilities for multiple intersections between translation studies...


Translation-Driven Corpora: Corpus Resources for Descriptive and Applied Translation Studies

by Federico Zanettin

Electronic texts and text analysis tools have opened up a wealth of opportunities to higher education and language service providers, but learning to use these resources continues to pose challenges to scholars...


Measuring Psychological Responses To Media Messages

by Annie Lang

Characterized by its multi-level interdisciplinary character, communication has become a variable field -- one in which the level of analysis varies. This has had important ramifications for the study of communication...


A Frequency Dictionary of Russian: Core Vocabulary for Learners

by Serge Sharoff, Elena Umanskaya & James Wilson

A Frequency Dictionary of Russian is an invaluable tool for all learners of Russian, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language and the 300 most frequent multiword constructions....


Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance

by Robert G. Picard

Media Firms presents studies applying the company level approach to media and communication firms. It explores differences among missions, strategies, organizational choices, and other business decisions. Reviewing...


Creative Writing Demystified

by Sheila Bender

Whether for high school, college or pleasure creative writing, you need to know the basic elements of the craft. Creative Writing DeMYSTiFieD gives you helpful suggestions for evaluating your work for freshness...


Crackle and Fizz: Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists

by Caroline van den Brul

This is a book for scientists and other experts who need to explain the significance and potential of their work to colleagues, committees, funding bodies or the general public. It details how to harness story-telling...


Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook, Second Edition: A Grammar and Workbook

by Gareth King

Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible grammar handbook and related exercises in a single volume.

The book presents forty grammar units, covering the core materials which beginning students...


More Badder Grammar!

by Sharon Eliza Nichols

MORE missspellings! MORE badder grammar! MORE than 150 photos of laugh-out-loud funny signs from the creators of the smash-hit book (and Facebook group) I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar.

After the success...


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots: A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson

by June Casagrande

This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern...


Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing

by Nina Sankovitch

The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten...