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Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2008
2 Rev ed
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 analyzed, 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.In this book, 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; and, 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.
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