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“Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche have assembled a treasure trove of interesting and entertaining stories to show how translation and interpreting affect all aspects of life. Anyone with an interest in languages – both spoken and signed – will enjoy this book.”
—Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress
—Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education, Microsoft
—Laura I. Gomez, Localization Manager, Twitter
—K. David Harrison, PhD, Swarthmore College and National Geographic Society
—Ghassan Haddad, Director of Internationalization, Facebook
—Olga Cosmidou, Director General for Interpretation and Conferences, European Parliament
—Sunder Ramaswamy, President and Frederick C. Dirks Professor of International Economics, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Translation affects every aspect of your life - and we're not just talking about the obvious things, like world politics and global business.
Translation affects you personally, too. The books you read. The movies you watch. The food you eat. Your favorite sports team. The opinions you hold dear. The religion you practice. Even your looks and, yes, your love life. Right this very minute, translation is saving lives, perhaps even yours.
Translation influences everything from holy books to hurricane warnings, poetry to Pap smears. It's needed by both the masses and the millionaires. Translation converts the words of dictators and diplomats, princes and pop stars, bus drivers and baseball players. Translation fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. From tummy tucks to terrorist threats, it's everywhere.
This book will help you see how the products you use, the freedoms you enjoy, and the pleasures in which you partake are made possible by translation.
Have you ever watched a foreign movie with subtitles and, while watching a scene, you were a bit puzzled because there was some sort of disconnection between the action and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ama Su Nilia
I gave this book one star, but to be fair I'm willing to admit that this may be because of my misunderstanding of what the book was about. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nichael
Gifted to a very happy family member for Three Kings Day :-)Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
great book at the beginning, loses a bit at the end, but a good read nonetheless. fast shipping.Published 10 months ago by R. Peters
Excellent product, great price and outstanding shipping. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by Alberto L. Valldejuli
A fascinating book about the differences between translators and interpreters, and why this is important. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brett Bydairk