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Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the… (edition 2012)
Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World by Nataly Kelly
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039953797X, Paperback)Translation affects every aspect of your life - and we're not just talking about the obvious things, like world politics and global business.
Translation affects you personally, too. The books you read. The movies you watch. The food you eat. Your favorite sports team. The opinions you hold dear. The religion you practice. Even your looks and, yes, your love life. Right this very minute, translation is saving lives, perhaps even yours.
Translation influences everything from holy books to hurricane warnings, poetry to Pap smears. It's needed by both the masses and the millionaires. Translation converts the words of dictators and diplomats, princes and pop stars, bus drivers and baseball players. Translation fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. From tummy tucks to terrorist threats, it's everywhere.
This book will help you see how the products you use, the freedoms you enjoy, and the pleasures in which you partake are made possible by translation.
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"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, with examples that include how translation plays a key role at Google, NASA, the United Nations, the World Cup, and more"-- Back cover.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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