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Discourse Across Languages and Cultures

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ISBN 13 : 9789027230782
Pages : 361 pages
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Download Discourse Across Languages and Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Carol Lynn Moder and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume seeks to answers such questions as: how is conscious experience translated into discourse? How are foregrounding and backgrounding accomplished? What is the function of features like lexical choice and referential choice? And many more.


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Legal Discourse Across Languages and Cultures

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9783034304252
Pages : 354 pages
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Download Legal Discourse Across Languages and Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Maurizio Gotti and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The chapters constituting this volume focus on legal language seen from cross-cultural perspectives, a topic which brings together two areas of research that have burgeoned in recent years, i.e. legal linguistics and intercultural studies, reflecting the rapidly changing, multifaceted world in which legal institutions and cultural/national identities interact. Within the broad thematic leitmotif of this volume, it has been possible to identify two major strands: legal discourse across languages on the one hand, and legal discourse across cultures on the other. Of course, labels of this kind are adopted partly as a matter of convenience, and it could be argued that any paper dealing with legal discourse across languages inevitably has to do with legal discourse across cultures. But a closer inspection of the papers comprising each of these two strands reveals that there is a coherent logic behind the choice of labels. All seven chapters in the first section are concerned with legal topics where more than one language is at stake, whereas all seven chapters in the second section are concerned with legal topics where cultural differences are brought to the fore.


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Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures

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ISBN 13 : 1317362667
Pages : 158 pages
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Download Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Juliane House and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-30 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this interdisciplinary book, Juliane House breaks new ground by situating translation within Applied Linguistics. In thirteen chapters, she examines translation as a means of communication across different languages and cultures, provides a critical overview of different approaches to translation, of the link between culture and translation, and between views of context and text in translation. Featuring an account of translation from a linguistic-cognitive perspective, House covers problematic issues such as the existence of universals of translation, cases of untranslatability and ways and means of assessing the quality of a translation. Recent methodological and research avenues such as the role of corpora in translation and the effects of globalization processes on translation are presented in a neutral, non-biased manner. The book concludes with a thorough, historical account of the role of translation in foreign language learning and teaching and a discussion of new challenges and problems of the professional practice of translation in our world today. Written by a highly experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures is an essential resource for students and researchers of Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics and Communication Studies.


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Cognitive Modelling in Language and Discourse across Cultures

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ISBN 13 : 152750039X
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Cognitive Modelling in Language and Discourse across Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Annalisa Baicchi and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-08-21 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume deals with core issues in figurative language and figurative thought. It also explores areas of convergence between idealised cognitive models and language across fourteen European and non-European languages (Croatian, English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Russian, Old Saxon, Sicilian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish). The collection foregrounds the relationship that holds between literalness and figurativeness in meaning construction, it emphasises the role of conceptual metonymy and metaphor as the main cognitive tools at work in inferential activity and as generators of discourse ties, and it also depicts the import of cognitive models in the production and interpretation of multimodal communication. In addition, a number of more specific topics are addressed from different perspectives, such as language variation and cultural models, the argumentative role of metaphor in discourse and the role of empirical work in cognitive linguistics.


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Language for Specific Purposes

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ISBN 13 : 1443862738
Pages : 470 pages
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Download Language for Specific Purposes PDF Format Full Free by Giuliana Elena Garzone and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together work by both well-known scholars and emerging researchers in the various areas of Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), such as political, legal, medical, and business discourse. The volume is divided into three parts in order to align rather than separate three different but related aspects of LSP: namely, translation, linguistic research, and domain specific communication on the web. Underlying all the contributions here is the growing awareness of the ever-increasing multiformity of specialised communication and the ever-wider social implications of the communicative situations in which it is embedded, especially where it involves the need to move across languages, cultures and modes, as in translation and interpreting. The contributions consistently bear witness to the need to review received notions, pose new questions, and explore fresh perspectives. The picture that emerges is one of extreme complexity, in which researchers into specifically linguistic aspects of LSPs and their translation across languages and media declare their awareness of the pressing need to come to terms with a wide range of social, pragmatic, intercultural and political factors, above and beyond socio-technical knowledge of the domains under investigation.


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Researching Across Languages and Cultures

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ISBN 13 : 131754269X
Pages : 156 pages
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Download Researching Across Languages and Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Anna Robinson-Pant and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We are working within an increasingly globalised knowledge economy, where researchers collaborate in cross-cultural teams, collect data in a variety of languages and share findings for international audiences who may be unfamiliar with the cultural context. Researching across Languages and Cultures is a guide for doctoral students and other researchers engaged in such multilingual and intercultural research, providing a framework for analysis and development of their experiences. Demonstrating the link between the theoretical approaches offered by the authors and the practical problems encountered by doctoral researchers, this ground-breaking book draws on research interviews with doctoral students from around the world. Students’ written reflections on their experiences are presented as interludes between each chapter. A practical, hands-on guide to planning, conducting and writing up research, the book explores the crucial roles involved in interpreting data across cultures within doctoral research. Key topics include: The role of the interpreter and/or local research assistant in the research process and the ethics of translation. Constructing knowledge across cultures: addressing questions of audience, power and voice Academic literacy practices in multilingual settings The doctoral student’s role within the geopolitics of academic publishing and forms of research dissemination The pragmatics of mediated communication (implicatures, intentions, dialogue) Researchers who come from and work in monolingual societies often forget that their context is unusual – most of the world live in multilingual contexts, where linguistic shifts and hybridities are the norm. Two authors with extensive experience, together with a number of their existing or former research students, share insights into these issues that surround language and culture in research. This book will be a useful guide for academic researchers, doctoral students, research supervisors and Masters students who carry out empirical research in multilingual or multicultural contexts and/or are writing about their research for a diverse readership across the world.


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Motion and Space across Languages

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ISBN 13 : 9027265364
Pages : 476 pages
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Download Motion and Space across Languages PDF Format Full Free by Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary research and a comprehensive overview of motion and space studies from a semantic typological perspective. The chapters present cutting-edge research covering central topics such as the status of semantic components in motion event descriptions and their role in typological variation, the function of linguistic multimodal structures for the codification of motion, the diachronic evolution of motion expressions and its effects on motion typologies, the correspondences between physical and non-physical (fictive, metaphorical) motion, and the impact of contexts and genres on the characterization and interpretation of motion events. These issues are examined from a theoretical and applied linguistic perspective (L1–L2 acquisition, translation/interpreting). The analyses make use of diachronic and synchronic data collected by a range of methods (elicitation, experimentation, and corpus research) in more than fifteen languages. All in all, this book will be of great value to scholars and students interested in the expression of motion and space across languages.


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Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres

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ISBN 13 : 9027260656
Pages : 233 pages
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Download Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres PDF Format Full Free by Wei Wang and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2020-08-15 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aspirational and expanding, this book examines contemporary Chinese language and discourse across a spectrum of linguistic layers and genres in diverse social contexts. Addressing issues ranging from the usual focus on language per se, or language use in reaction to the immediate settings, to the connections between properties of texts and social practices (ideologies, stancetaking, power relations, etc.), the updated and exemplary research projects presented in the volume demonstrates a developing trajectory of research in Chinese language and discourse. With its empirical focus and stress on the role of language and discourse in social practice, this important new book discusses various language features as well as gender, stancetaking, and identity in Chinese discourse. This is a vital discussion for anyone interested in contemporary Chinese language and discourse studies. In examination of different layers of language (i.e. from lexical items and sentence structures to discourse features and discursive practices) across different genres of texts, the research projects have drawn on a variety of linguistic approaches and methodologies, including functional linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and various approaches to discourse analysis. Researchers and students of Chinese linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, translation studies, and China studies in general will find this volume an indispensable reference and an enjoyable read.


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Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourse

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ISBN 13 : 9027288739
Pages : 299 pages
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Download Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourse PDF Format Full Free by Eija Suomela-Salmi and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2009-11-19 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of this volume is to examine academic discourse (AD) from cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives. The adjective Cross-cultural in the volume title is not just limited to national contexts but also includes a cross-disciplinary perspective. Twelve scientific fields are under scrutiny in the articles. One of the unique aspects of the volume is the inclusion of a variety of foreign languages (English (as a lingua franca), Spanish, French, Swedish, Russian, German, Italian, and Norwegian). Besides, in several articles dealing with oral AD, comparisons and parallels are also established with written AD. The research methodologies used in the studies are varied and they offer an overview of the diversity and richness of approaches to AD. All in all, it is hoped that the volume appeals not only to young researchers but also to confirmed scholars interested in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural aspects of AD. It will also be of interest to language teachers or teachers who are involved with e.g. international students and academic mobility.


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Us and Others

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ISBN 13 : 9027251185
Pages : 517 pages
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Download Us and Others PDF Format Full Free by Anna Duszak and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 517 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is natural for people to make the distinction between in-group (Us) and out-group members (Others). What is it that brings people together, or keeps them apart? Ethnicity, nationality, professional expertise or life style? And, above all, what is the role of language in communicating solidarity and detachment? The papers in this volume look at the various cognitive, social, and linguistic aspects of how social identities are constructed, foregrounded and redefined in interaction. Concepts and methodologies are taken from studies in language variation and change, multilingualism, conversation analysis, genre analysis, sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, as well as translation studies and applied linguistics. A wide range of languages is brought into focus in a variety of situational, social and discursive environments. The book is addressed to scholars and students of linguistics and related areas of social communication studies.


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The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317044223
Pages : 350 pages
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Download The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation PDF Format Full Free by Le Cheng and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume investigates advances in the field of legal translation both from a theoretical and practical perspective, with professional and academic insights from leading experts in the field. Part I of the collection focuses on the exploration of legal translatability from a theoretical angle. Covering fundamental issues such as equivalence in legal translation, approaches to legal translation and the interaction between judicial interpretation and legal translation, the authors offer contributions from philosophical, rhetorical, terminological and lexicographical perspectives. Part II focuses on the analysis of legal translation from a practical perspective among different jurisdictions such as China, the EU and Japan, offering multiple and pluralistic viewpoints. This book presents a collection of studies in legal translation which not only provide the latest international research findings among academics and practitioners, but also furnish us with a new approach to, and new insights into, the phenomena and nature of legal translation and legal transfer. The collection provides an invaluable reference for researchers, practitioners, academics and students specialising in law and legal translation, philosophy, sociology, linguistics and semiotics.


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Dialogue and Culture

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ISBN 13 : 9789027210180
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Dialogue and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Marion Grein and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume deals with the relationship between language, dialogue, human nature and culture by focusing on an approach that considers culture to be a crucial component of dialogic interaction. Part I refers to the so-called 'language instinct debate' between nativists and empiricists and introduces a mediating position that regards language and dialogue as determined by both human nature and culture. This sets the framework for the contributions of Part II which propose varying theoretical positions on how to address the ways in which culture influences dialogue. Part III presents more empirically oriented studies which demonstrate the interaction of components in the 'mixed game' and focus, in particular, on specific action games, politeness and selected verbal means of communication.


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Pragmatics across Languages and Cultures

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ISBN 13 : 311021444X
Pages : 656 pages
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Download Pragmatics across Languages and Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Anna Trosborg and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2010-08-31 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook provides a comprehensive overview, as well as breaking new ground, in a versatile and fast growing field. It contains four sections: Contrastive, Cross-cultural and Intercultural Pragmatics, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Teaching and Testing of Second/Foreign Language Pragmatics, and Pragmatics in Corporate Culture Communication, covering a wide range of topics, from speech acts and politeness issues to Lingua Franca and Corporate Crises Communication. The approach is theoretical, methodological as well as applied, with a focus on authentic, interactional data. All articles are written by renowned leading specialists, who provide in-depth, up-to-date overviews, and view new directions and visions for future research.


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Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning

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ISBN 13 : 0521644909
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning PDF Format Full Free by Eli Hinkel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-03-13 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.


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Between Languages and Cultures

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Pages : 384 pages
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Download Between Languages and Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Anuradha Dingwaney and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translated texts are often either uncritically consumed by readers, teacher, and scholars or seen to represent an ineluctable loss, a diminishing of original texts. Translation, however, is a cultural practice, influenced also by social and political imperatives, which can open more doors than it closes. The essays in this book show how the act of translation, when vigilantly and critically attended to, becomes a means for active interrogation.


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Constructing Legal Discourses and Social Practices

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ISBN 13 : 1443893269
Pages : 335 pages
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Download Constructing Legal Discourses and Social Practices PDF Format Full Free by Girolamo Tessuto and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-05-11 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over recent decades, legal language and its representation of social action, social actors and social practices have provided systematic insights into the meaning and function of text, discourse or talk realised in academic, professional and institutional sites of communication, and generated a variety of data for analysis, method and theory. Constructing Legal Discourses and Social Practices, the first issue of the Legal Discourse and Communication international series, looks descriptively and interpretatively at the realised forms of legal discourse and how these are framed and organised by social practices within distinctive sites of legal communication. The four main parts of the book provide a broad coverage of key issues and perspectives arising from a variety of genres (spoken, as well as written) employed in institutional, professional and organisational communication of the law, and bring into focus recent research where language and law play out in the real world. This invaluable book is multi-dimensional and multi-perspectival in its design and implementation, and will be an essential reference for those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and for postgraduate students.


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Legal Meanings

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ISBN 13 : 3110720965
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Legal Meanings PDF Format Full Free by Janet Giltrow and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection is about how law makes meaning and how meaning makes law. Through clear methodology and substantial findings, chapters expose the deficits of ‘literal’ meaning and the difficulties in 'ordinary' meaning, in international legal contexts and in more immediate social ones, as well as in courtrooms. Further, chapters in this volume see the challenges to national and international commitments to all speakers sharing a common meaning.