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...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 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 11th 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 7th 2005 by Routledge
An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation, 2nd Edition
Fusing translation theory with advice and information about the practicalities of translating, Becoming a Translator is an essential resource for novice and practising translators. The book helps students learn how to translate faster and more accurately, how to deal with potential problems,...
Published February 29th 2004 by Routledge
An Accelerated Course
Douglas Robinson presents an innovative approach to translation by integrating translation theory and the practical skills required by the working translator. The book provides the type of practical information and advice that novice translators need: * how to translate faster and more accurately *...
Published September 1st 2003 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 May 31st 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 10th 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 October 31st 1997 by Routledge