Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World

Penguin, 2 oct. 2012 - 288 pages
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.


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Avis d'utilisateur  - genolgra - LibraryThing

Great read. As an interpreter myself, the stories were very true to experiences I have on a day to day basis and expanded my understanding of the scope far outside my specialisation. Easy to read, fun ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - john.cooper - LibraryThing

I heard an interview with authors Kelly and Zetzsche on NPR. They were smart and engaging, so I read their book. Unfortunately, I found it thin: it's primarily a collection of anecdotes and case ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Nataly Kelly is the chief research officer at Common Sense Advisory, a research and consulting firm specializing in global business and language services, as well as a certified court interpreter.

Jost Zetzsche is a working translator and a widely published author in language industry publications, including the American Translators Association Chronicle, MultiLingual, and Translation Journal.

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