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Translation, humour and literature

Author: Delia Chiaro
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Translation and humour, v. 1.; Continuum advances in translation studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Translation studies and humour studies are disciplines that have been long-established but seldom looked at in conjunction. This volume uses literature as the common ground and examines issues of translating humour within a range of different literary traditions. It begins with an analysis of humour and translation in every day life, including jokes and cross-cultural humour, and then moves on to looking at humour  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Delia Chiaro
ISBN: 9781441158239 1441158235
OCLC Number: 496962172
Description: xiii, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Translation and Humour, Humour and Translation / Delia Chiaro --
pt. I Translating Humour in Society --
2. Linguistic Factors in Humour / Graeme Ritchie --
3. Translating English into English in Jokes and Humour / Christie Davies --
pt. II Translating Humour in Antiquity --
4. Translating Aristophanes into English / Michael Ewans --
5. Translating Greece to Rome: Humour and the Re-invention of Popular Culture / I.A. Ruffell --
pt. III Translating the Humour of the Great Literary Tradition --
6. Rewriting the French Tradition: Boccaccio and the Making of the Novella / Charmaine Lee --
7. Translating Humour for Performance: Two Hard Cases from Inoue Hisashi's Play, Yabuhara Kengyo / Marguerite Wells --
8. The Laughing Word of James Joyce / Samuel P. Whitsitt --
9. Translating Humphry Clinker's Verbal Humour / Marta Mateo --
10. Language-based Humour and the Untranslatable: The Case of Ziad Rahbani's Theatre / Nada Elzeer --
pt. IV Coda --
11. Tripartite: Cross-talk Acts / Walter Redfern.
Series Title: Translation and humour, v. 1.; Continuum advances in translation studies.
Responsibility: edited by Delia Chiaro.
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Examines the issues of translating humour within a range of different literary traditions and across various languages. This title analyses humour and translation in every day life, including jokes  Read more...

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This book significantly advances both translation studies and humour scholarship. Delia Chiaro has assembled a unique array of experts to reflect on the challenges of translating humour. Volume one Read more...

 
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