Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Natural Translation Makes It Into Student Handbook
First a word to those of you who've sent me 'Get Well' messages. I'm much better now, thank you. And just as well, because there's so much to write about. To start with, the following.
This blog has frequently bemoaned the way 'mainstream' translation studies as taught in the universities have blissfully ignored Natural Translation and for that matter Native Translation. It therefore comes as a pleasant surprise to find that a new publication from Benjamins of Amsterdam, Handbook of Translation Studies (HTS) Volume 2, includes a short chapter about NT. It's by Prof. Rachele Antonini of the University of Bologna, Italy (see photo), who's also the enterprising lead organiser of the First International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation this coming May.
Credit must likewise go to the editors of the volume, Yves Gambier and Luc van Doorslaer, for opening it up to a wider perspective.
Furthermore, recognising that the price of academic publications these days puts them beyond the reach of most individual buyers – academic publishers depend on sales to libraries and other institutions – Benjamins are making a special offer in connection with HTS. Students, but only students, can 'rent' both volumes of HTS for one year online for a subscription of 30 euros. To take advantage, get in touch with Isja Conen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachele Antonini. Natural translator and interpreter. In Yves Gambier and Luc van Doorslaer (eds.), Handbook of Translation Studies Volume 2, Amsterdam, Benjamins, 2011, pp. 102-104.
First International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation, May 2011. Click link here
For the Benjamins offer, click this link.
Rachele Antonini. multimodality-lab.net.