In memoriam Martha Cheung, 1953-2013
In this book, leading translation scholars respond to and develop Martha Cheung’s "pushing-hands" method of translation research. Pushing-hands was an idea Martha began exploring in the last four years of her life, and only had time to publish at article length in 2012. The book she was hoping to...
To Be Published March 31st 2016 by Routledge
An East-West Dialogue
The Dao of Translation sets up an East-West dialogue on the nature of language and translation, and specifically on the "unknown forces" that shape the act of translation. To that end it mobilizes two radically different readings of the Daodejing (formerly romanized as the Tao Te Ching): the...
To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge
Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA programme.Many currently available texts for this course suffer from a combination of defects that include a focus on federal and state...
Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge
Designed to serve as a basic text for an introductory course in Public Administration, this innovative work provides students with an understanding of the basic management functions that are covered in all standard textbooks with two important differences.First, it is written to address the needs...
Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge
An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation, 3rd Edition
Fusing theory with advice and information about the practicalities of translating, Becoming a Translator is the essential resource for novice and practicing translators. The book explains how the market works, helps translators learn how to translate faster and more accurately, as well as providing...
Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge
This user-friendly introduction to a new ‘performative’ methodology in linguistic pragmatics breaks away from the traditional approach which understands language as a machine. Drawing on a wide spectrum of research and theory from the past thirty years in particular, Douglas Robinson presents a...
Published September 8th 2005 by Routledge
Douglas Robinson offers the most comprehensive collection of translation theory readings available to date, from the Histories of Herodotus in the mid-fifth century before our era to the end of the nineteenth century. The result is a startling panoply of thinking about translation across the...
Published June 1st 2002 by Routledge
The Environment and Humankind
The Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. Examining both physical and human geography and charting human activities within their habitat up to the present day, this Companion also asks...
Published April 11th 2002 by Routledge
Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words
In this book, Douglas Robinson introduces a new distinction between 'constative' and 'performative' linguistics, arguing that Austin's distinction can be used to understand linguistic methodologies. Constative linguistics, Robinson suggests, includes methodologies aimed at 'freezing' language as an...
Published January 1st 2002 by Routledge
Series: Translation Theories Explored
Arising from cultural anthropology in the late 1980s and early 1990s, postcolonial translation theory is based on the observation that translation has often served as an important channel of empire. Douglas Robinson begins with a general presentation of postcolonial theory, examines current...
Published November 1st 1997 by Routledge