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World Lexicon of Grammaticalization (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Tania Kuteva, Bernd Heine, Bo Hong, Haiping Long, Heiko... World Lexicon of Grammaticalization (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Tania Kuteva, Bernd Heine, Bo Hong, Haiping Long, Heiko Narrog, …
R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Extensively revised and updated, this second edition provides, in an A-Z format, an analysis of the most important generalizations that have been made on the unidirectional change of grammatical forms and constructions. Based on the analysis of more than 1,000 languages, it reconstructs over 500 processes of grammatical change in the languages of the world, including East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Readers are provided with the tools to discover how lexical and grammatical meanings can be related to one another in a principled way, how such issues as polysemy, heterosemy, and transcategoriality are dealt with, and why certain linguistic forms have simultaneous lexical and grammatical functions. Definitions of lexical concepts are provided with examples from a broad variety of languages, and references to key relevant research literature. Linguists and other scholars will gain a better understanding of languages on a worldwide scale.

Translation as Transhumance (Paperback, Revised edition): Mireille Gansel Translation as Transhumance (Paperback, Revised edition)
Mireille Gansel; Translated by Ros Schwartz; Foreword by Lauren Elkin; Edited by (associates) Lauren Hook; Preface by JC Duclos; Afterword by …
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Mireille Gansel grew up in the traumatic aftermath of her family losing everything-including their native languages-to Nazi Germany. In the 1960s and 70s, she translated poets from East Berlin and Vietnam to help broadcast their defiance to the rest of the world. In this half memoire, half philosophical treatise Gansel's debut illustrates the estrangement every translator experiences for the privilege of moving between tongues, and muses on how translation becomes an exercise of empathy between those in exile.

From the Study to the Pulpit - An 8-Step Method for Preaching and Teaching the Old Testament (Paperback): Allan Moseley From the Study to the Pulpit - An 8-Step Method for Preaching and Teaching the Old Testament (Paperback)
Allan Moseley
R320 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days
South Eastern Huastec Narratives - A Trilingual Edition (English, Spanish, Hardcover): Ana Kondic South Eastern Huastec Narratives - A Trilingual Edition (English, Spanish, Hardcover)
Ana Kondic; Contributions by Ana Kondic
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Teach Yourself Afrikaans (Paperback): Helena Van Schalkwyk Teach Yourself Afrikaans (Paperback)
Helena Van Schalkwyk
R170 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R36 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This completely revised and updated edition of Teach Yourself Afrikaans is for all those who seek to communicate in Afrikaans. It has been written for students with no previous experience or knowledge of the language, and is especially aimed at those who wish to study at home.

The grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Afrikaans are introduced in carefully graded stages, and are illustrated with examples and exercises. Spoken Afrikaans is also given close attention, with examples of everyday conversations, and a detailed section on pronunciation.

By working through the exercises and examples in this book, the student will gain a good basic knowledge of Afrikaans as it is spoken every day.

The Wee Book a Glesca Banter - An A-Z of Glasgow Phrases (Paperback): Iain Gray The Wee Book a Glesca Banter - An A-Z of Glasgow Phrases (Paperback)
Iain Gray
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Babel - Adventures in Translation (Hardcover): Dennis Duncan, Stephen Harrison, Katrin Kohl, Matthew Reynolds Babel - Adventures in Translation (Hardcover)
Dennis Duncan, Stephen Harrison, Katrin Kohl, Matthew Reynolds
R551 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R103 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This innovative collection of essays shows how linguistic diversity has inspired people across time and cultures to embark on adventurous journeys through the translation of texts. It tells the story of how ideas have travelled via the medium of translation into different languages and cultures, focusing on illustrated examples ranging from Greek papyri through illuminated manuscripts and fine early books to fantasy languages (such as J.R.R. Tolkien's Elvish), the search for a universal language and the challenges of translation in multicultural Britain. Starting with the concept of Babel itself, which illustrates the early cultural prominence of multilingualism, and with an illustration of a Mediterranean language of four millennia ago (Linear A) which still resists deciphering, it goes on to examine how languages have interacted with each other in different contexts. The book also explores the multilingual transmission of key texts in religion, science (the history of Euclid), animal fable (from Aesop in Greek to Beatrix Potter via La Fontaine, with some fascinating Southeast Asian books), fairy-tale, fantasy and translations of the great Greek epics of Homer. It is lavishly illustrated with a diverse range of material, from papyrus fragments found at Oxyrhynchus to Esperanto handbooks to Asterix cartoons, each offering its own particular adventure into translation.

Feasting on the Word, Complete 12-Volume Set (Paperback): David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor Feasting on the Word, Complete 12-Volume Set (Paperback)
David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor
R7,471 R5,603 Discovery Miles 56 030 Save R1,868 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Art of Bible Translation (Hardcover): Robert Alter The Art of Bible Translation (Hardcover)
Robert Alter
R445 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An award-winning biblical translator reflects on the art of capturing the literary power of the Bible in English In this brief book, award-winning biblical translator and acclaimed literary critic Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation over the two decades he spent completing his own English version of the Hebrew Bible. Alter (TM)s literary training gave him the advantage of seeing that a translation of the Bible can convey the text (TM)s meaning only by trying to capture the powerful and subtle literary style of the biblical Hebrew, something the modern English versions don (TM)t do justice to. The Bible (TM)s style, Alter writes, oeis not some sort of aesthetic embellishment of the ~message (TM) of Scripture but the vital medium through which the biblical vision of God, human nature, history, politics, society, and moral value is conveyed. And, as the translators of the King James Version knew, the authority of the Bible is inseparable from its literary authority. For these reasons, the Bible can be brought to life in English only by re-creating its literary virtuosity, and Alter discusses the principal aspects of style in the Hebrew Bible that any translator should try to reproduce: word choice, syntax, word play and sound play, rhythm, and dialogue. In the process, he provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to biblical style that also offers insights about the art of translation far beyond the Bible.

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Demosthenes: Selected Political Speeches (Paperback): Judson Herrman Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Demosthenes: Selected Political Speeches (Paperback)
Judson Herrman
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Demosthenes, as an emerging political leader in fourth-century Athens, delivered a series of fiery speeches to the citizens in the democratic Assembly, attacking the Macedonian king Philip II as an aggressive imperialist bent on destroying the city's independence. This volume presents the Greek text of five of these speeches with full introduction and detailed commentary. They show how the foremost politician of the day argued his case before the people who made policy decisions in the Assembly, and how he eventually persuaded them to support his doomed militaristic position in preference to the more pragmatic stance of accommodation advocated by his political opponents. These speeches are unique sources for the ideology and political history of this crucial period, and the best specimens of persuasive rhetoric in action from democratic Athens. This edition takes account of recent studies of fourth-century Athens and showcases Demosthenes as a master of Greek prose style.

A Whirlwind Passed Through Our Country - Lakota Voices of the Ghost Dance (Paperback): Rani-Henrik Andersson A Whirlwind Passed Through Our Country - Lakota Voices of the Ghost Dance (Paperback)
Rani-Henrik Andersson; Foreword by Raymond J. DeMallie
R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
World Lexicon of Grammaticalization (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Tania Kuteva, Bernd Heine, Bo Hong, Haiping Long, Heiko... World Lexicon of Grammaticalization (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Tania Kuteva, Bernd Heine, Bo Hong, Haiping Long, Heiko Narrog, …
R2,683 R2,467 Discovery Miles 24 670 Save R216 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Extensively revised and updated, this second edition provides, in an A-Z format, an analysis of the most important generalizations that have been made on the unidirectional change of grammatical forms and constructions. Based on the analysis of more than 1,000 languages, it reconstructs over 500 processes of grammatical change in the languages of the world, including East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Readers are provided with the tools to discover how lexical and grammatical meanings can be related to one another in a principled way, how such issues as polysemy, heterosemy, and transcategoriality are dealt with, and why certain linguistic forms have simultaneous lexical and grammatical functions. Definitions of lexical concepts are provided with examples from a broad variety of languages, and references to key relevant research literature. Linguists and other scholars will gain a better understanding of languages on a worldwide scale.

Comparable Corpora and Computer-assisted Translation (Hardcover): Estelle Maryline Delpech Comparable Corpora and Computer-assisted Translation (Hardcover)
Estelle Maryline Delpech
R2,664 R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Save R792 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Computer-assisted translation (CAT) has always used translation memories, which require the translator to have a corpus of previous translations that the CAT software can use to generate bilingual lexicons. This can be problematic when the translator does not have such a corpus, for instance, when the text belongs to an emerging field. To solve this issue, CAT research has looked into the leveraging of comparable corpora, i.e. a set of texts, in two or more languages, which deal with the same topic but are not translations of one another. This work had two primary objectives. The first is to assess the input of lexicons extracted from comparable corpora in the context of a specialized human translation task. The second objective is to identify bilingual-lexicon-extraction methods which best match the translators' needs, determining the current limits of these techniques and suggesting improvements. The author focuses, in particular, on the identification of fertile translations, the management of multiple morphological structures, and the ranking of candidate translations. The experiments are carried out on two language pairs (English-French and English-German) and on specialized texts dealing with breast cancer. This research puts significant emphasis on applicability - methodological choices are guided by the needs of the final users. This book is organized in two parts: the first part presents the applicative and scientific context of the research, and the second part is given over to efforts to improve compositional translation. The research work presented in this book received the PhD Thesis award 2014 from the French association for natural language processing (ATALA).

The Lost World of the Torah - Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context (Paperback): John H Walton, J Harvey Walton The Lost World of the Torah - Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context (Paperback)
John H Walton, J Harvey Walton
R360 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Newfoundland Slanguage - A Fun Visual Guide to Newfoundland Terms and Phrases (Paperback): Mike Ellis Newfoundland Slanguage - A Fun Visual Guide to Newfoundland Terms and Phrases (Paperback)
Mike Ellis
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Sympathy for the Traitor - A Translation Manifesto (Paperback): Mark Polizzotti Sympathy for the Traitor - A Translation Manifesto (Paperback)
Mark Polizzotti
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An engaging and unabashedly opinionated examination of what translation is and isn't. For some, translation is the poor cousin of literature, a necessary evil if not an outright travesty-summed up by the old Italian play on words, traduttore, traditore (translator, traitor). For others, translation is the royal road to cross-cultural understanding and literary enrichment. In this nuanced and provocative study, Mark Polizzotti attempts to reframe the debate along more fruitful lines. Eschewing both these easy polarities and the increasingly abstract discourse of translation theory, he brings the main questions into clearer focus: What is the ultimate goal of a translation? What does it mean to label a rendering "faithful"? (Faithful to what?) Is something inevitably lost in translation, and can something also be gained? Does translation matter, and if so, why? Unashamedly opinionated, both a manual and a manifesto, his book invites usto sympathize with the translator not as a "traitor" but as the author's creative partner. Polizzotti, himself a translator of authors from Patrick Modiano to Gustave Flaubert, explores what translation is and what it isn't, and how it does or doesn't work. Translation, he writes, "skirts the boundaries between art and craft, originality and replication, altruism and commerce, genius and hack work." In Sympathy for the Traitor, he shows us how to read not only translations but also the act of translation itself, treating it not as a problem to be solved but as an achievement to be celebrated-something, as Goethe put it, "impossible, necessary, and important."

Evidence That Demands a Verdict Lib/E - Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World (Standard format, CD): Josh McDowell, Sean... Evidence That Demands a Verdict Lib/E - Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World (Standard format, CD)
Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell Ph D, Bob Souer
R1,071 R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Save R137 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
God of All Comfort - A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World (Paperback): Scott Harrower God of All Comfort - A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World (Paperback)
Scott Harrower
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Bible Matters - Making Sense of Scripture (Paperback): Tim Chester Bible Matters - Making Sense of Scripture (Paperback)
Tim Chester
R300 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days
South Eastern Huastec Narratives - A Trilingual Edition (Hardcover): Ana Kondic South Eastern Huastec Narratives - A Trilingual Edition (Hardcover)
Ana Kondic
R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Of Reality - The Purposes of Philosophy (Paperback): Gianni Vattimo Of Reality - The Purposes of Philosophy (Paperback)
Gianni Vattimo; Translated by Robert T. Valgenti
R457 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We think it is wise to accept reality, rather than fight for something that does not exist or might never be. But in Of Reality, Gianni Vattimo condemns this complacency, with its implicit support of the status quo. Instead he urges us to never stop questioning, contrasting, or overcoming reality, which is not natural, inevitable, or objective. Reality is a construct, reflecting, among other things, our greed, biases, and tendencies toward violence. It is no accident, Vattimo argues, that the call to embrace reality has emerged at a time when the inequalities of liberal capitalism are at their most extreme. Developed from his popular Gifford Lectures, this book advances a critical approach that recovers our interpretive powers and native skepticism toward normative claims. Though he recognizes his ideas invite charges of relativism, the philosopher counters with a discussion of truth, highlighting its longstanding ties to history and social circumstance. Truth is always contingent and provisional, and reason and reasonableness are bound to historical context. Truth is therefore never objective, and resistance to reality is our best hope to defeat the indifference that threatens the scope of freedom and democracy.

Fundamentals of Translation (Paperback): Sonia Colina Fundamentals of Translation (Paperback)
Sonia Colina
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Clear and concise, this textbook provides a non-technical introduction to the basic and central concepts of translation theory and practice, including translation briefs, parallel texts and textual functions, cohesion and coherence, and old and new information. Colina focuses on the key concepts that beginning students of translation, practising translators, language students and language professionals need to understand. Numerous exercises (discussion, group and individual) at the end of each chapter and 'Practice' activities throughout each chapter allow students to self-assess their practical understanding of chapter topics. In addition, examples, figures and text extracts from a wide variety of world languages contextualise chapter material and produce a lively and accessible narrative. Suitable for non-specialists with no prior experience of translation, it will also be of interest to practising translators, language students and language industry professionals who wish to gain a wider and up-to-date understanding of translation.

Translation - An advanced resource book for students (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Basil A. Hatim, Jeremy Munday Translation - An advanced resource book for students (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Basil A. Hatim, Jeremy Munday
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Translation 2nd edition introduces the theory and practice of translation from a variety of linguistic and cultural angles and has been revised and updated to feature: a study of translation through the lens of key topics in linguistics such as semantics, functional linguistics, corpus and cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis, gender studies and postcolonialism; a wide range of examples from other languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Arabic, with English back translations to assist comprehension; material from a variety of sources, genres and text-types, such as advertisements, religious texts, reports for international organizations, videogames, literary and technical texts; influential readings from the key names in the discipline, including Vinay and Darbelnet, Eugene Nida, Werner Koller and Ernst-August Gutt and contains new readings from Mona Baker, Michael Cronin, Kim Grego, Miguel A. Jimenez-Crespo, Kevin Gary Smith, Harald Martin Olk, Carmen Mangiron and Minako O'Hagan. Additional resources for the book can be found at www.routledge.com/9780415536141. Further text examples, translations, illustrative material and updates on recent developments and events in Translation Studies will be posted there. Written by two experienced teachers, translators and researchers in the field, Translation remains an essential resource for students and researchers of Translation Studies and Applied Linguistics.

Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (Hardcover): Emily Pillinger Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (Hardcover)
Emily Pillinger
R1,671 R1,545 Discovery Miles 15 450 Save R126 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores the miscommunications of the prophet Cassandra - cursed to prophesy the truth but never to be understood until too late - in Greek and Latin poetry. Using insights from the field of translation studies, the book focuses on the dialogic interactions that take place between the articulation and the realization of Cassandra's prophecies in five canonical ancient texts, stretching from Aeschylus' to Seneca's Agamemnon. These interactions are dogged by confusion and misunderstanding, but they also show a range of interested parties engaged in creatively 'translating' meaning for themselves from Cassandra's ostensibly nonsensical voice. Moreover, as the figure of Cassandra is translated from one literary work into another, including into the Sibyl of Virgil's Aeneid, her story of tragic communicative disability develops into an optimistic metaphor for literary canon-formation. Cassandra invites us to reconsider the status and value of even the most riddling of female prophets in ancient poetry.

Machine Translation (Paperback): Thierry Poibeau Machine Translation (Paperback)
Thierry Poibeau
R277 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R53 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and major players in the industry. The dream of a universal translation device goes back many decades, long before Douglas Adams's fictional Babel fish provided this service in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Since the advent of computers, research has focused on the design of digital machine translation tools-computer programs capable of automatically translating a text from a source language to a target language. This has become one of the most fundamental tasks of artificial intelligence. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and market potential. The main approaches are presented from a largely historical perspective and in an intuitive manner, allowing the reader to understand the main principles without knowing the mathematical details. The book begins by discussing problems that must be solved during the development of a machine translation system and offering a brief overview of the evolution of the field. It then takes up the history of machine translation in more detail, describing its pre-digital beginnings, rule-based approaches, the 1966 ALPAC (Automatic Language Processing Advisory Committee) report and its consequences, the advent of parallel corpora, the example-based paradigm, the statistical paradigm, the segment-based approach, the introduction of more linguistic knowledge into the systems, and the latest approaches based on deep learning. Finally, it considers evaluation challenges and the commercial status of the field, including activities by such major players as Google and Systran.

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