Tradução e localização de software e outros produtos: Audiovisual ou Multimídia? - Ribeiro, Gabriela Castelo Branco
This paper presents the localization process of software and other multimidia products based on my experience as a localizer, and considering its translational, technological, market-driven, cultural and audiovisual aspects. In order to do so, we discuss the main peculiarities of localization regarding technological variety, translation tools, working and training conditions, and linguistic requirements, which represent opportunities and challenges to professionals in the area. Traditionally, this process is presented from a market viewpoint, taking translation as one of its steps only. The present work, however, aims at reviewing this approach by suggesting points of intersection between localization and translation studies, with...
Translation Studies: an overview - García de Toro, Cristina
The article briefly outlines the main schools and approaches that
make up the current landscape of Translation Studies. The purpose of this
paper is to offer an introduction to translation theory for those who are
beginning their studies in this field or whose knowledge of Translation
Studies is tangential. The article starts with a few preliminary matters, such
as the question of what Translation Studies is and how the discipline has
been mapped out. Then it moves on to examine the theoretical considerations
that have been developed since the second half of the 20th century,
with special attention being paid to the most recent decades. In this...
Nights of the Magician: Borges, Dreams, Cortázar, Writing and Gnosticism - Jaeck, Lois Marie
Jorge Luis Borges' short story Las ruinas circulares establishes a parallel between drsam, ííje cnativeprocess andgnosücism. While Borges never forges any direct link between his character's dream "son" and his own short story, he establishbes the connection between dreams and writing in several critical writings. Julio Cortázar —frequently- described as Borges' the "hijo espiritual' reflects in his own writing the connectlion between dream and nuiting expoounded by Borges. For example, Cortázar's short story Continuidad de los parques mirrors the lack of distinction between dream and reality that is implicit in Borges' Las ruinas circulares. Just as Borges' magician reflects the...
Global professional identity in deterretorialized spaces: a case study of a critical dialogue between expert and Novice Nonnative english speaker teachers - Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena; Meadows, Bryan
This study analyzes the online, peer-peer dialogue between two groups of nonnative English-speaking teachers who are attending graduate programs in Colombia and the United States. Framed by the theoretical concepts of critical pedagogy and global professional identity, a qualitative analysis of the data shows that their expert vs. novice roles played a significant part in shaping their positions on the four themes that they discussed: the role of English language teaching in the global world, institutional constraints on teachers, whose culture to teach, and linguistic diversity in the classroom. This study highlights the responsibility of teacher education programs to cultivate...
La presencia del euskera en el español: los vasquismos en el diccionario académico - Fernández de Gobeo Díaz de Durana, Nerea
Due to the extended coexistence of Basque and Spanish in the same geographic region, the linguistic influence of the former on the latter is significant. As such, even though Spanish has maintained a superior status to Basque, many lexical items in Spanish have been taken from the Basque language. The aim of this work is to analyze the inclusion and treatment of words considered to be of Basque origin in diverse Spanish dictionaries from the earliest publications to the present, as well as their relevance in the history of Hispanic lexicography.
Coexistencia de lenguas y planificación lingüística: la convivencia del castellano y catalán en Cataluña - Escoriza Morera, Luis
In the framework of language policy and planning there are various regulations intended to establish the use of different linguistic varieties within the same geographical area. Said regulations, which generally oscillate from monolingual to multilingual approaches, can be seen mainly in the fields of education, the media and the public administration. In Catalonian history there has been a change from centralized Castillian linguistic policies to the establishment of regulations for the promotion of the Catalan language. This paper is aimed at analyzing the existing points of view with regard to the use of Spanish and Catalan in Catalonia, stressing the...