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1st Edition

Dictionary of Translation Studies

ISBN 9781900650038
Published April 11, 2014 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

Published at a time of unprecedented growth of interest in translation, the Dictionary of Translation Studies aims to present the insights of a number of different approaches to translation in an unbiased, non-partisan way. With more than 300 articles, this essential volume provides the reader with a snapshot of a rapidly developing discipline, based on work produced in serveral languages.


With a clear, easy-to-follow layout, the Dictionary provides a comprehensive and highly accessible survey of key terms and concepts (such as Abusive Translation, Equivalence, Informationsangebot, Minimax Principle, Texteme and Thick Translation), types of activity (Autotranslation, Dubbing, Signed Language Interpreting), and schools and approaches (Leipzig School, Manipulation School, Nitra School).


Each term is presented within the context in which it first occurred and is given a definition which is both clear and informative. Major entries include a discussion of relevant viewpoints as well as comments on how the usage and application of the term have developed subsequent to its coining. In addition, all entries provide suggestions for further reading, and there is an extensive bibliography included at the end.


This is an indispensable tool for anyone studying or teaching translation at university level.

Table of Contents

Mark Shuttleworth lectures in Russian language and Translation Studies at the University of Leeds, where he is one of the directors of the MA in Applied Translation Studies. He is also a practising translator. In addition to translation studies, his academic interests include corpus linguistics and Hallidayan grammar.

Moira Cowie is a graduate of the University of Manchester. She is a freelance translator and part-time Lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University

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