Cities in Translation: Intersections of Language and Memory

1st Edition

Sherry Simon

Routledge
Published September 29, 2011
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9780415471527 - CAT# Y001013
Series: New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Summary

All cities are multilingual, but there are some where language relations have a special importance. These are cities where more than one historically rooted language community lays claim to the territory of the city. This book focuses on four such linguistically divided cities: Calcutta, Trieste, Barcelona, and Montreal.

Though living with the ever-present threat of conflict, these cities offer the possibility of creative interaction across competing languages and this book examines the dynamics of translation in its many forms. By focusing on a category of cities which has received little attention, this study contributes to our understanding of the kinds of language relations that sustain the diversity of urban life.

Illustrated with photos and maps, Cities in Translation is both an engaging read for a wide-ranging audience and an important text in advancing theory and methodology in translation studies.

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