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Is That A Fish In Your Ear

Author : David Bellos
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek; the Romans made everyone speak Latin; and in India, people learned their neighbors' languages—as did many ordinary Europeans in times past (Christopher Columbus knew Italian, Portuguese, and Castilian Spanish as well as the classical languages). But today, we all use translation to cope with the diversity of languages. Without translation there would be no world news, not much of a reading list in any subject at college, no repair manuals for cars or planes; we wouldn't even be able to put together flat-pack furniture. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy, to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are. Among many other things, David Bellos asks: What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the difference between a native tongue and a learned one? Can you translate between any pair of languages, or only between some? What really goes on when world leaders speak at the UN? Can machines ever replace human translators, and if not, why? But the biggest question Bellos asks is this: How do we ever really know that we've understood what anybody else says—in our own language or in another? Surprising, witty, and written with great joie de vivre, this book is all about how we comprehend other people and shows us how, ultimately, translation is another name for the human condition.

Is That A Fish In Your Ear

Author : David Bellos
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Offers a humorous look at how translation sheds light on the human condition. 15,000 first printing.

Is That A Fish In Your Ear

Author : David Bellos
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People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek; the Romans made everyone speak Latin; and in India, people learned their neighbours' languages - as did many ordinary Europeans in times past. But today, we all use translation to cope with the diversity of languages. Without translation there would be no world news, not much of a reading list in any subject at college, no repair manuals for cars or planes, and we wouldn't even be able to put together flat pack furniture. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy, to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are. What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech, and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the difference between a native tongue and a learned one? Can you translate between any pair of languages, or only between some? What really goes on when world leaders speak at the UN? Can machines ever replace human translators, and if not, why? The biggest question is how do we ever really know that we've grasped what anybody else says - in our own language or in another? Surprising, witty and written with great joie de vivre, this book is all about us, and how we understand each other.

Is That A Fish In Your Ear

Author : David Bellos
ISBN : 0241954304
Genre : Translating and interpreting
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How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This question is at the heart of David Bellos's funny, wise and life-affirming book, which shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are. Selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2011 and as a National Book Critics' Circle Award finalist. 'A wonderful, witty book . . . richly original, endlessly fascinating . . . for anyone interested in words.' Economist, Books of the Year 'A scintillating bouillabaisse . . . spiced with good and provocative things.' Literary Review 'Dazzlingly inventive.' The New York Times 'Clear and lively . . . There is nothing quite like it.' Spectator 'A marvellous study of the nature of translation . . . essential reading - in short, it is a triumph.' Independent 'Enthralling . . . A wonderful celebration of the sheer diversity of language.' Scotsman 'An exhilarating work that takes up a subject we thought we understood - or knew we didn't - and then makes us see it afresh.' Washington Post

A Fish In Your Ear

Author : Michael Menard
ISBN : 1475299354
Genre : Business & Economics
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A Fish in Your Ear: The New Discipline of Project Portfolio Management presents a uniquely effective and proven way to clarify and select portfolios of projects that lead to capital-efficient profitable growth. In clear, engaging, and sometimes witty language this book shows decision-making teams how to maximize project choice, design, and integration. This book makes the compelling case that project selection is more critical to business success than strategic planning. Project selection is a process central to the viability for all organizations, yet it is the least understood and most often mismanaged aspect of business today. Surprisingly, it's something executives don't do well, for a number of reasons the book explains.

Found In Translation

Author : Nataly Kelly
ISBN : 9781101611920
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Translation. It’s everywhere we look, but seldom seen—until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane warnings and poetry to peace treaties, Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche offer language lovers and pop culture fans alike an insider’s view of the ways in which translation spreads culture, fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. Examples include how translation plays a key role at Google, Facebook, NASA, the United Nations, the Olympics, and more.

The Novel Of The Century

Author : David Bellos
ISBN : 9780374716295
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award, 2017 Les Misérables is among the most popular and enduring novels ever written. Like Inspector Javert’s dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean, its appeal has never waned, but only grown broader in its one-hundred-and-fifty-year life. Whether we encounter Victor Hugo’s story on the page, onstage, or on-screen, Les Misérables continues to captivate while also, perhaps unexpectedly, speaking to contemporary concerns. In The Novel of the Century, the acclaimed scholar and translator David Bellos tells us why. This enchanting biography of a classic of world literature is written for “Les Mis” fanatics and novices alike. Casting decades of scholarship into accessible narrative form, Bellos brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d’état, and political exile; how he pulled off a pathbreaking deal to get it published; and how his approach to the “social question” would define his era’s moral imagination. More than an ode to Hugo’s masterpiece, The Novel of the Century also shows that what Les Misérables has to say about poverty, history, and revolution is full of meaning today.

Theories Of Translation

Author : John Biguenet
ISBN : 9780226184821
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Spanning the centuries, from the seventeenth to the twentieth, and ranging across cultures, from England to Mexico, this collection gathers together important statements on the function and feasibility of literary translation. The essays provide an overview of the historical evolution in thinking about translation and offer strong individual opinions by prominent contemporary theorists. Most of the twenty-one pieces appear in translation, some here in English for the first time and many difficult to find elsewhere. Selections include writings by Scheiermacher, Nietzsche, Ortega, Benjamin, Pound, Jakobson, Paz, Riffaterre, Derrida, and others. A fine companion to The Craft of Translation, this volume will be a valuable resource for all those who translate, those who teach translation theory and practice, and those interested in questions of language philosophy and literary theory.

Thinking Spanish Translation

Author : Sándor G. J. Hervey
ISBN : 9780415116589
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

The Craft Of Translation

Author : John Biguenet
ISBN : 0226048691
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Essays discuss collaboration, revision, the translation of Japanese, problems of translation, and medieval European poetry

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