Bloomsbury Companion to Translation Studies.pdf
The Continuum Companion to Translation Studies is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. It offers a survey of current research and also gives more practical guidance on advanced study and research in the area.
The Continuum Companion to Translation Studies offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study and professional activity. It covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field. Factors such as technology, professionalisation and interdisciplinary research methods have contributed to an improved understanding of translation, but they have also caused it to develop in ways not considered in other publications surveying the field. The book includes sections on professional, cultural and technological spheres. A range of approaches are assessed, with new perspectives on linguistic and literary currents presented alongside accounts of more recent developments, such as post-colonialism, cognitive science, gender studies and ethnography. Also included are surveys of current thinking in major translation fields such as audio-visual translation, specialised translation, translation technology and localization. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working in translation studies.