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Language Interpretation and Communication

Language Interpretation and Communication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461590779
Author: D. Gerver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Language Interpretation and Communication by D. Gerver Book Resume:

Language Interpretation and Communication: a NATO Symposium, was a multi-disciplinary meeting held from September 26 to October 1st 1977 at the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the Isle of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. The Symposium explored both applied and theoretical aspects of conference interpre tation and of sign language interpretation. The Symposium was sponsored by the Scientific Affairs Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and we would like to express our thanks to Dr. B. A. Bayrakter of the Scientific Affairs Division and to the Members of the NATO Special Programme Panel on Human Factors for their support. We would also like to thank Dr. F. Benvenutti and his colleagues at the University of Venice for their generous provision of facilities and hospitality for the opening session of the Symposium. Our thanks are also due to Dr. Ernesto Talentino and his colleagues at the Giorgio Cini Foundation who provided such excellent conference facilities and thus helped ensure the success of the meeting. Finally, we would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Becky Graham and Carol Blair for their invaluable contributions to the organization of the Symposium, to Ida Stevenson who prepared these proceedings for publication, and to Donald I. MacLeod who assisted with the final preparation of the manuscript.

The Sign Language Interpreting Studies Reader

The Sign Language Interpreting Studies Reader [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9027268517
Author: Cynthia B. Roy,Jemina Napier
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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The Sign Language Interpreting Studies Reader by Cynthia B. Roy,Jemina Napier Book Resume:

In Sign Language Interpreting (SLI) there is a great need for a volume devoted to classic and seminal articles and essays dedicated to this specific domain of language interpreting. Students, educators, and practitioners will benefit from having access to a collection of historical and influential articles that contributed to the progress of the global SLI profession. In SLI there is a long history of outstanding research and scholarship, much of which is now out of print, or was published in obscure journals, or featured in publications that are no longer in print. These readings are significant to the progression of SLI as an academic discipline and a profession. As the years have gone by, many of these readings have been lost to students, educators, and practitioners because they are difficult to locate or unavailable, or because this audience simply does not know they exist. This volume brings together the seminal texts in our field that document the philosophical, evidence-based and analytical progression of SLI work.

Nonverbal Communication and Translation

Nonverbal Communication and Translation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9027285624
Author: Fernando Poyatos
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
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Nonverbal Communication and Translation by Fernando Poyatos Book Resume:

This is the first book, within the interdisciplinary field of Nonverbal Communication Studies, dealing with the specific tasks and problems involved in the translation of literary works as well as film and television texts, and in the live experience of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. The theoretical and methodological ideas and models it contains should merit the interest not only of students of literature, professional translators and translatologists, interpreters, and those engaged in film and television dubbing, but also to literary readers, film and theatergoers, linguists and psycholinguists, semioticians, communicologists, and crosscultural anthropologists. Its sixteen contributions by translation scholars and professional interpreters from fifteen countries, deal with discourse in translation, intercultural problems, narrative literature, theater, poetry, interpretation, and film and television dubbing.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474412920
Author: Ingrid Piller
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Intercultural Communication by Ingrid Piller Book Resume:

Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date overview of the field of intercultural communication. Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches. The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them.

The Handbook of Translation and Cognition

The Handbook of Translation and Cognition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119241464
Author: John W. Schwieter,Aline Ferreira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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The Handbook of Translation and Cognition by John W. Schwieter,Aline Ferreira Book Resume:

The Handbook of Translation and Cognition is a pioneering, state-of-the-art investigation of cognitive approaches to translation and interpreting studies (TIS). Offers timely and cutting-edge coverage of the most important theoretical frameworks and methodological innovations Contains original contributions from a global group of leading researchers from 18 countries Explores topics related to translator and workplace characteristics including machine translation, creativity, ergonomic perspectives, and cognitive effort, and competence, training, and interpreting such as multimodal processing, neurocognitive optimization, process-oriented pedagogies, and conceptual change Maps out future directions for cognition and translation studies, as well as areas in need of more research within this dynamic field

Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law

Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191654752
Author: Andrei Marmor,Scott Soames
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law by Andrei Marmor,Scott Soames Book Resume:

This collection brings together the best contemporary philosophical work in the area of intersection between philosophy of language and the law. Some of the contributors are philosophers of language who are interested in applying advances in philosophy of language to legal issues, and some of the participants are philosophers of law who are interested in applying insights and theories from philosophy of language to their work on the nature of law and legal interpretation. By making this body of recent work available in a single volume, readers will gain both a general overview of the various interactions between language and law, and also detailed analyses of particular areas in which this interaction is manifest. The contributions to this volume are grouped under three main general areas: The first area concerns a critical assessment, in light of recent advances in philosophy of language, of the foundational role of language in understanding the nature of law itself. The second main area concerns a number of ways in which an understanding of language can resolve some of the issues prevalent in legal interpretation, such as the various ways in which semantic content can differ from law's assertive content; the contribution of presuppositions and pragmatic implicatures in understanding what the law conveys; the role of vagueness in legal language, for example. The third general topic concerns the role of language in the context of particular legal doctrines and legal solutions to practical problems, such as the legal definitions of inchoate crimes, the legal definition of torture, or the contractual doctrines concerning default rules. Together, these three key issues cover a wide range of philosophical interests in law that can be elucidated by a better understanding of language and linguistic communication.

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Harold Abelson ,Gerald Jay Sussman,Julie Sussman
Publisher: Justin Kelly
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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition by Harold Abelson ,Gerald Jay Sussman,Julie Sussman Book Resume:

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License.

Interpreting As Interaction

Interpreting As Interaction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317888502
Author: Cecilia Wadensjo
Publisher: Routledge
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Interpreting As Interaction by Cecilia Wadensjo Book Resume:

Interpreting in Interaction provides an account of interpreter-mediated communication, exploring the responsibilities of the interpreter and the expectations of both the interpreter and of other participants involved in the interaction. The book examines ways of understanding the distribution of responsibility of content and the progression of talk in interpreter-mediated institutional face-to-face encounters in the community interpreting context. Bringing attention to discursive and social practices prominent in modern society but largely unexplored in the existing literature, the book describes and explains real-life interpreter-mediated conversations as documented in various public institutions, such as hospitals and police stations. The data show that the interpreter's prescribed role as a non-participating, non-person does not -and cannot - always hold true. The book convincingly argues that this in one sense exceptional form of communication can be used as a magnifying glass in the grounded study of face-to-face institutional interaction more generally. Cecilia Wadensjö explains and applies a Bakhtinian dialogic theory of language and mind, and offers an alternative understanding of the interpreter's task, as one consisting of translating and co-ordinating, and of the interpreter as an engaged actor solving problems of translatability and problems of mutual understanding in situated social interactions. Teachers and students of translation and interpretation studies, including sign language interpreting, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics will welcome this text. Students and professionals within law, medicine and education will also find the study useful to help them understand the role of the interpreter within these frameworks.

Theories of Translation

Theories of Translation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137319380
Author: J. Williams
Publisher: Springer
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Theories of Translation by J. Williams Book Resume:

Presents the most important theories in Translation Studies that have emerged over the last 50 years. Particularly innovative is the inclusion of theories from outside North America and Europe, theoretical perspectives on recent technological developments and a consideration of the nature of theory in the field.

Intercultural Crisis Communication

Intercultural Crisis Communication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1350097071
Author: Christophe Declercq,Federico M. Federici
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Intercultural Crisis Communication by Christophe Declercq,Federico M. Federici Book Resume:

Intercultural Crisis Communication poses pertinent questions and provides powerful responses to crises that have characterised the modern world since 2010. Language mediation in situations of disaster, emergency and conflict is an under-developed area of scholarship in Translation Studies. This book responds to a clear need for research drawn from practical experiences in the field and explores the crucial role of translation, interpretation and mediation in contexts of crises. Particular consideration is given to situations where rare or minority languages represent a substantial obstacle to humanitarian operations. Contemporary case studies from the USA, Africa, Europe, and Armenia provide major examples of crisis communication that call for more efficient language mediation. Such examples include Syrian displacement, the refugee crisis in Croatia and Italy, international terrorism and national public administration, interpreting in conflict and for Médecins sans Frontières, as well as the integration of refugee doctors for employment in the UK. With contributions from experts in the field, this volume is of international relevance and provides a multifaceted overview of intercultural communication issues and remedies during crises.

The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802492401
Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman Book Resume:

- Over 11 million copies sold - #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running - Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas, lasting love Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

Technical Translation

Technical Translation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1402046537
Author: Jody Byrne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Technical Translation by Jody Byrne Book Resume:

This introduction to technical translation and usability draws on a broad range of research and makes the topic both accessible and applicable to those involved in the practice and study of translation. Readers learn how to improve and assess the quality of technical translations using cognitive psychology, usability engineering and technical communication. A practical usability study illustrates the theories, methods and benefits of usability engineering.

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857254391
Author: Daryl Evans,Dina Coutsaftiki,C. Patricia Fathers
Publisher: SAGE
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Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students by Daryl Evans,Dina Coutsaftiki,C. Patricia Fathers Book Resume:

The health service is changing to emphasise the need for public involvement and empowerment in their own health. The NMC have recognized this in their new standards for pre-registration nursing education, by increasing the knowledge and skills required in health promotion and public health. Student nurses therefore need preparation for practice which brings health promotion into the forefront of nursing care. This book takes an up to date approach to the theory and practice of health promotion and public health, grounded in essential knowledge. It aims to enable nursing students to become health promoting nurses of the future.

The Language Instinct

The Language Instinct [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780062032522
Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker Book Resume:

The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

Fundamental Aspects of Interpreter Education

Fundamental Aspects of Interpreter Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9027295689
Author: David B. Sawyer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
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Fundamental Aspects of Interpreter Education by David B. Sawyer Book Resume:

The author offers an overview of the Interpreting Studies literature on curriculum and assessment. A discussion of curriculum definitions, foundations, and guidelines suggests a framework based upon scientific and humanistic approaches – curriculum as process and as interaction. Language testing concepts are introduced and related to interpreting. By exploring means of integrating valid and reliable assessment into the curriculum, the author breaks new ground in this under-researched area.Case studies of degree examinations provide sample data on pass/fail rates, test criteria, and text selection. A curriculum model is outlined as a practical example of synthesis, flexibility, and streamlining. This volume will appeal to interpretation and translation instructors, program administrators, and language industry professionals seeking a discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum and assessment theory. This book also presents a new area of application for curriculum and language testing specialists.

Literacy Development in A Multilingual Context

Literacy Development in A Multilingual Context [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113545633X
Author: Aydin Y. Durgunoglu,Ludo Verhoeven
Publisher: Routledge
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Literacy Development in A Multilingual Context by Aydin Y. Durgunoglu,Ludo Verhoeven Book Resume:

During the past decades, literacy has gradually become a major concern all over the world. Though there is a great diversity in both the distribution and degree of literacy in different countries, there has been an increasing awareness of the number of illiterates and the consequences of being illiterate. However, literacy is no longer seen as a universal trait. When one focuses on culturally-sensitive accounts of reading and writing practices, the concept of literacy as a single trait does not seem very feasible. A multiplicity of literacy practices can be distinguished which are related to specific cultural contexts and associated with relations of power and ideology. As such, literacy can be seen as a lifelong context-bound set of practices in which an individual's needs vary with time and place. This volume explores the use of literacy outside the mainstream in different contexts throughout the world. It is divided into four sections. Section 1 presents an anthropological perspective--analyzing the society and the individual in a society. Section 2 presents a psychological perspective--focusing on the individuals themselves and analyzing the cognitive and affective development of young children as they acquire literacy in their first and second languages. Section 3 presents an educational perspective--highlighting the variations in educational approaches in different societies as well as the outcomes of these approaches. Section 4 summarizes the studies presented in this volume. Both theoretical issues and educational implications related to the development of literacy in two languages are discussed. An attempt is also made to open up new directions in the study of literacy development in multilingual contexts by bringing these various disciplinary perspectives together.

The Psychology of Language and Communication

The Psychology of Language and Communication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351739360
Author: Geoffrey Beattie,Andrew W Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
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The Psychology of Language and Communication by Geoffrey Beattie,Andrew W Ellis Book Resume:

This is a classic edition of Geoffrey Beattie’s and Andrew Ellis’ influential introduction to the psychology of human language and communication, now including a new reflective introduction from the authors. Drawing on elements from many sub-disciplines, including cognitive and social psychology, psycholinguistics and neuropsychology, the book offers an approach which breaches conventional disciplinary boundaries. Exploring the diverse nature of communication, Beattie and Ellis focus on the range of human communicative channels and the variations which occur both between and within societies and cultures. Written from an informative and entertaining historical perspective, The Psychology of Language and Communication remains a key resource for anyone interested in the psychology of communication, language and linguistics, 30 years on from its first publication.

Foundations of Adult Nursing

Foundations of Adult Nursing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473927862
Author: Dianne Burns
Publisher: SAGE
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Foundations of Adult Nursing by Dianne Burns Book Resume:

Covering the issues, themes and principles that explain what it means to be a nurse today, this book provides the theory students need to know and applies it to the diverse patient groups and settings that students will encounter on their placements. Key features of the book are: · Introduces the core aspects of adult nursing · An evidence-based approach with discussion of literature, policy and research and suggested further reading for every chapter · Over 30 case studies to help students understand the realities of practice across a range of settings including primary care and the community · Stop and think boxes which challenge assumptions and encourage reflection · A companion website with sample questions for lecturers to use in seminars, multiple choice questions for student revision and free SAGE journal articles The book has been closely developed in line with the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters and supports students across their entire degree programme as they develop into nurses of the future ready to deliver and lead care.

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473927544
Author: Benny Goodman
Publisher: Learning Matters
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Psychology and Sociology in Nursing by Benny Goodman Book Resume:

Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto wider society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis of all aspects of nursing practice.

Expression and Interpretation in Language

Expression and Interpretation in Language [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1412847923
Author: Susan Petrilli
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
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Expression and Interpretation in Language by Susan Petrilli Book Resume:

This book features the full scope of Susan Petrilli’s important work on signs, language, communication, and of meaning, interpretation, and understanding. Although readers are likely familiar with otherness, interpretation, identity, embodiment, ecological crisis, and ethical responsibility for the biosphere—Petrilli forges new paths where other theorists have not tread. This work of remarkable depth takes up intensely debated topics, exhibiting in their treatment of them what Petrilli admires—creativity and imagination. Petrilli presents a careful integration of divergent thinkers and diverse perspectives. While she abandons hope of attaining a final synthesis or an unqualifiedly comprehensive outlook, there remains a drive for coherence and detailed integration. The theory of identity being advocated in this book will provide the reader with an aid to appreciating the identity of the theorizing undertaken by Petrilli in her confrontation with an array of topics. Her theory differentiates itself from other offerings and, at the same time, is envisioned as a process of self-differentiation. Petrilli’s contribution is at once historical and theoretical. It is historical in its recovery of major figures of language; it is theoretical in its articulation of a comprehensive framework. She expertly combines analytic precision and moral passion, theoretical imagination and political commitment.