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Munday, Jeremy. 2001. Introducing Translation Studies: theories and applications. London & New York: Routledge. IX + 222 ix+222 pp.
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ISBN (paperback): 0-415-22927-8 ISBN-13 (hardback): 978-0-415-22926-5 ISBN-13 (paperback): 978-0-415-22927-2


This introductory textbook provides an 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, and 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. This textbook, which includes a general introduction, an extensive bibliography, and references to websites that can be explored further, gives an insight into Translation Studies. [Based on BITRA/J. Franco]

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