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Exploring Translation Theories 0th Edition

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"Pym has a rare gift for exposition. He equips his readers to theorise for themselves by starting from problems rather than pronouncements…For anyone who has ever sought to convince others that theory can enrich and enhance translation practice, this book is essential reading." - Adrienne Mason, University of Bristol, UK

"Exploring Translation Theories is a valuable addition to the recent publishing boom in Translation Studies: it offers a clear exposition of the principal theories for newcomers to the field while placing them in enough new light to provide food for thought for more established Translation Studies scholars, and suggests a number of tantalising new directions for research." - Susan Pickford, Université Paris-Sorbonne

"Exploring translation theories, Second edition by Anthony Pym is a thought provoking book on prevailing paradigms of Western translation theories. Each chapter is clearly laid out with an opening summary, a bulleted list of the chapter’s key points, a section in which key terms are defined if necessary, and a segment that offers supporting and opposing arguments about the chapter’s theories. Additionally, each chapter contains a closing summary and a list of suggested activities that relate to the chapter’s paradigm, making it an ideal addition to an advanced course on translation...the “Suggested projects and activities” sections at the end of each chapter are a welcome addition to any translation classroom. The activities are fun and informative, as they will challenge students to think through the different paradigms on a practical level." - Diana Gorman Jamrozik, Columbia College Chicago. LINGUIST List

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About the Author

Anthony Pym is Professor and Director of postgraduate programmes in Translation and Intercultural Studies at Rovira i Virgili University in, Tarragona, Spain. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board for the Translation Studies journal.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (October 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415553636
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415553636
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,720,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read this book through like 3 times now. It really is a "tour de force" of translation theory and takes you through what you need to know - in understandable fashion - of translation theory. I have a degree in translation from a big German university and studied a lot of applied linguistics, but after reading this book, felt like I had a new education in my field. I can't praise it enough. Very, very intelligent, readable book on translation theory. If you get one book on this subject, this is it.
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This book is a must for any student in Translation Studies ( although i won't say it is a must for practicing translators who aren't interested in the theory behind the practice !). First of all , and as the writer himself mentions in the introduction, this book is a critical overview of theories in the field of translation. Having read Munday's Introducing Translation Studies I can see how this book is different in that it is not a mere survey of Translation theories ( and who has done what) but rather a critical overview of what has been done so far in the field. Theories are grouped into different paradigms, which helps deepen one's understanding of them. As a student I am familiar now with core texts and core theories in the field as well as prominent scholars and researchers. Personally , I have experienced a (paradigm shift) and many (aha!) moments, and my understanding of what constitutes a translation has been completely transformed. Highly recommended.
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I am happy with the ideas and writing. But the reason I chose to write a review is to let you know how the Kindle version is much easier on the eyes than the print version. I have both. The text of the print version is grey and causes me eye strain.
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