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Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting

Translating Values

Evaluative Concepts in Translation

Editors: Blumczynski, Piotr, Gillespie, John (Eds.)

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This collection explores the central importance of values and evaluative concepts in cross-cultural translational encounters. Written by a group of international scholars from a diverse range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, the chapters in this book consider what it means to translate cultures by examining core values and their relationship to key evaluative concepts (such as authenticity, clarity, home, honour, or justice) and how they influence the complex multidimensional process of translation. This book will be of interest to academics studying cross-cultural and inter-linguistic interactions, to translators and interpreters, students of translation and of modern languages, and all those dealing with multilingual and multicultural settings.

About the authors

Piotr Blumczynski is Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting at Queen’s University Belfast. His research and teaching focus on translation theory and practice, translation of sacred texts, ethics, ethnolinguistics and cognitive semantics. He has published two monographs: Doctrine in Translation (2006) and Ubiquitous Translation (2016). He is Associate Editor of the journal Translation Studies.
John Gillespie is Professor of French Language and Literature (Emeritus), a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute and a former Head of Languages and Literature at Ulster University. Apart from translation studies, his research interests include Gide, Sartre (he is co-editor of Sartre Studies International), Camus, existentialism, the interactions between literature, philosophy, theology and belief in twentieth-century literature and culture, and applied linguistics.

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“Showing a predominantly theoretical and philosophical orientation, Translating Values gives food for thought about abstract notions such as culture as an identity shaper, or the burning issue of our stance towards alterity. … Translating Values might find its place on the reading lists of cultural and translation studies scholars.” (Andrea Stojilkov, Target, Vol. 29 (2), 2017) 


“This is an important book that tackles the vast, complex issue of how value systems that inevitably are culture-bound can be translated. If shared values are meaningful for particular communities, can they ever be adequately translated? This wide-ranging collection of essays tackles a range of difficult issues that are fundamental to understanding our multi-faceted global world.” (Susan Bassnett, Professor, University of Warwick, UK)

“If culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language (R. Williams), translation and value are the other two. This collection of contributions by some big names in Translation and Culture Studies from various countries deals with values in journalism, Bible translation, literature, ethnolinguistics and other fields both in the past and today – a “must read” for everyone interested in culture, values, and translation!” (Christiane Nord, Professor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translating Values
Book Subtitle
Evaluative Concepts in Translation
Editors
  • Piotr Blumczynski
  • John Gillespie
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54971-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54971-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54970-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 363
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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