Author: Jeremy Munday
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415396943 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 100.00
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This introductory textbook provides an accessible overview of the key contributions to translation theory.
Munday explores each theory chapter-by-chapter and tests the different approaches by applying them to texts. The texts discussed are taken from a broad range of languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and English translations are provided. A wide variety of text types is analysed, including a tourist brochure, a children's cookery book, a Harry Potter novel, the Bible, literary reviews and translators' prefaces, film translation, a technical text and a European Parliament speech. Each chapter includes the following features:
-a table introducing key concepts -an introduction outlining the translation theory or theories -illustrative texts with translations -a chapter summary -discussion points and exercises.
Including a general introduction, an extensive bibliography, and websites for further information, this is a practical, user-friendly textbook that gives a balanced and comprehensive insight into translation studies.