The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies has been the standard reference in the field since it first appeared in 1998. The second, extensively revised and extended edition brings this unique resource up to date and offers a thorough, critical and authoritative account of one of the fastest growing disciplines in the humanities.
The Encyclopedia is divided into two parts and alphabetically ordered for ease of reference:
Part I (General) covers the conceptual framework and core concerns of the discipline. Categories of entries include:
* central issues in translation theory (e.g. equivalence, translatability, unit of translation)
* key concepts (e.g. culture, norms, ethics, ideology, shifts, quality)
* approaches to translation and interpreting (e.g. sociological, linguistic, functionalist)
* types of translation (e.g. literary, audiovisual, scientific and technical)
* types of interpreting (e.g. signed language, dialogue, court)
New additions in this section include entries on globalisation, mobility, localization, gender and sexuality, censorship, comics, advertising and retranslation, among many others.
Part II (History and Traditions) covers the history of translation in major linguistic and cultural communities. It is arranged alphabetically by linguistic region. There are entries on a wide range of languages which include Russian, French, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Finnish, and regions including Brazil, Canada and India. Many of the entries in this section are based on hitherto unpublished research. This section includes one new entry: Southeast Asian tradition.
Drawing on the expertise of over ninety contributors from thirty countries and an international panel of consultant editors, this volume offers a comprehensive overview of translation studies as an academic discipline and anticipates new directions in the field.
'The second edition of this authoritative encyclopedia has been extensively revised and augmented by over 100 worldwide contributors to reflect the evolving interests and concerns of scholars and practitioners in the field...The volume's final comprehensive bibliography and index invaluably supplement this work's rich contents.' - K. Rosneck, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Choice, June 2009 'The editors are to be congratulated for once again bringing together such a distinguished group of scholars and such a wide range of material. There simply is no other single volume that offers such a panoramic view of the field or such a diverse range of contributors... As a general reference work and introduction to the field, it is without equal.' - Linguist List "[T]he Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies, edited by Mona Baker and Gabriela Saldanha, is an informative and easy-to-read encyclopedia which looks at translation studies in its full multidisciplinary character while avoiding an exclusively Eurocentric perspective." - Dimitra Anastasiou, Mach Translat (2012) 26:271-275Read more...