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By Lynne Bowker, Michael Cronin, Dorothy Kenny, Jennifer Pearson

Translation experiences as a self-discipline has grown vastly in fresh a long time. Contributions to the self-discipline have come from various fields, together with computer translation, background, literature, philosophy, linguistics, terminology, signed language examining, monitor translation, translation pedagogy, software program localization and lexicography. there's obviously nice variety in translation experiences, yet is there a lot cohesion? Have the several branches of translation reviews turn into so really good that they could now not check with one another? could translation reports be bolstered or weakened through the hunt for or the life of unifying principles?

 This quantity brings jointly contributions from feminist thought, monitor translation, terminology, analyzing, computer-assisted translation, advertisements, literature, linguistics, and translation pedagogy so that it will counter the tendency to partition or exclude in translation experiences. computer translation experts and literary translators could be came across among a similar ebook covers, if in simple terms as the nomadic touring of suggestions is frequently the major to highbrow discovery and renewal. Celebrating our ameliorations doesn't suggest ignoring what we now have in universal. cohesion in variety deals a useful review of the present country of translation experiences from either theoretical and sensible views and makes a big contribution to debates at the destiny course of translation studies.


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Taylor, D. (1986) Sophocles: the Theban Plays, London: Methuen. Tomquist, E. (1991) Transposing Drama, London: Methuen. Page Intentionally Left Blank ‘Genuine’ and ‘Fictitious’ Translations of Science Fiction & Fantasy in Hungary ANIKÔ SOHÂR CETRA Leuven Research Centre for Translation, Communication and Cultures, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium This article examines the way in which science fiction and fantasy novels are developed and established in Hungary through transla­ tion proper as well as through a system of fictitious ’ translations, a special case of the pseudo-translation phenomenon in contempo­ rary Hungarian society.

Substitution of the original cover and layout is commonplace. In my research to date I have found only twelve translated science fiction books with the original cover. Edward James (1994:2) has the following to say on SF and fantasy book covers: “a fantasy novel will display dragons, elves, wizards, and heroes (or heroines) with swords, mighty thews, and not very many clothes; an SF book can draw on a futuristic machinery or architecture, robots, weird alien landscapes and alien creatures ... But most of the covers represent the core of what each genre is ostensibly about, and may suggest to you some possible divergences between gen­ 6 “May be by HEAVEN’S grace this land may be delivered from sore Travail” (Peter Morwood: The Horse Lord, p.

One must become “a sort of stranger within [one’s] own language” (ibid:26, italics in original) to recognize what that language can and cannot do. For Kaplan, it is her year away at Swiss boarding-school that allows her to hear her mother tongue in the same way Hoffman does upon arrival in suburban Vancou­ ver. Just as Hoffman’s initial reaction to English is not particularly positive, “I can’t imagine wanting to talk their harsh-sounding language” (1989:105), Kaplan’s newly-trained French ears do not like what they rediscover upon returning to the Mid-west where “people’s voices sounded stretched and whiny - because of the diphthongs, I suppose.

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