In Other Words

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8539

National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.
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In Other Words

A Coursebook on Translation

Author: Mona Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317213173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 9789

In Other Words has been the definitive coursebook for students studying translation for nearly three decades. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, it offers a practical guide based on extensive research in areas as varied as lexis, grammar, pragmatics, semiotics and ethics. It thus provides a solid basis for training a new generation of well-informed, critical students of translation. Drawing on linguistic theory and social semiotics, the third edition of this best-selling text guides trainee translators through the variety of decisions they will have to make throughout their career. Each chapter offers an explanation of key concepts, identifies potential sources of translation difficulties related to those concepts and illustrates various strategies for resolving these difficulties. Authentic examples of translated texts from a wide variety of languages and genres are examined, and practical exercises and further reading are included at the end of each chapter. The third edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter that engages with the interplay between verbal and visual elements in genres as varied as children’s literature, comics, film, poetry and advertisements. This key text remains the essential coursebook for any student of translation studies.
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In other words

the science and psychology of second-language acquisition

Author: Ellen Bialystok,Kenji Hakuta

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 4807

More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.
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In Other Words

A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World

Author: Christopher J. Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802718174

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 1714

When ideas fail, words come in handy. But sometimes you can't find the right word, and what you want to say can't be found in the dictionary. English has its limitations, but the expression you're searching for may exist in another language. In Other Words is a unique collection of well-known and absolutely obscure "untranslatables"-linguistic gems that convey a feeling or notion with satisfying precision yet resist simple translation. This quirky lexicon of hard-to-translate words gives the reader a new way to look at the world and how words relate to us. The words are arranged by region or country of origin, and a brief introduction to each section-each done by a respected translator-gives insight into the culture of the people as well as the language. Each of these singular words is cleverly and thoroughly defined, with interesting details and references throughout. The search for that elusive mot juste may be over.
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Paul, in Other Words

A Cultural Reading of His Letters

Author: Jerome H. Neyrey

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664221591

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 9162

The focus of this book is an anthropological perspective that will open the writings of Paul to a challenging new range of questions and issues. Jerome Neyrey introduces the reader to critical access thorough a wholly convincing method of cultural-historical analysis. Paul comes alive in time and place. Biblical theologians and students will find ample stimulus in Neyrey's analysis of Paul.
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In Other Words

Artists Talk about Life and Work

Author: Anthony DeCurtis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423413288

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 485

View: 1932

(Book). Now in paperback! In this collection of interviews conducted between 1982 and 2004, music journalist, cultural commentator and Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis conjures themes of songwriting, spirituality, making music and filmmaking out of his subjects. They include such icons as Keith Richards, Bono, Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, Woody Allen, Eminem, Trey Anastasio, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Spector, Martin Scorsese, and Al Pacino. "Few are as qualified as DeCurtis to take you along for the ride, be it in Harrison's black Ferrari or in his other revealing sit-downs with pop culture's most captivating figures." Rolling Stone
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In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset

A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback

Author: Annie Brock,Heather Hundley

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612438148

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6628

Infuse the powerful vocabulary of growth mindset into your lesson plans, feedback and student guidance Choosing the Right Words From the authors of the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this handy companion is a must-have if you want to empower students through purposeful praise and feedback. Here are the key strategies, helpful tips and go-to phrases for helping students transition thoughts, words and actions into the growth-mindset zone. Designed for ease of use and packed with over a hundred specific examples, this book offers a “say this, not that” approach to communication that will help you model and cultivate growth mindset in the classroom. For example: • Fixed Mindset You're so smart. You’re wrong. • Growth Mindset l like how you used different strategies to figure out these problems. That didn’t work out for you. How could you approach the problem differently?
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In Other Words

Essays Towards a Reflexive Sociology

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804717250

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 1618

Pierre Bourdieu is one of the most protean intellectual forces in comtemporary French thought. He holds the chair in sociology at the prestigious Collège de France, yet his influence extends far beyond the area of sociological research and theory. Bourdieu's work, presented in over twenty books, lies on the borders of philosophy, anthropology and ethnology, and cultural theory. The present volume consists of diverse individual texts, produced between 1980 and 1986, which take two forms: interviews in which Bourdieu confronts a series of probing and intelligent interviewers, and conference papers that clarify and extend specific areas of his current research. Now that Bourdieu's work has achieved wide diffusion and celebrity, this is an appropriate time for this volume, a pause for retrospection and resynthesis, for correction of misreadings and extension of previous insights, and for projection of the next stages of his work. For this English edition, Bourdieu's celebrated inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, Leçon sur la Leçon, has been added. Because of the verve and clarity of Bourdieu's arguments in this book, it is a very readable and concise introduction to his work.
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In Other Words

Incarnational Translation for Preaching

Author: Charles H. Cosgrove,W. Dow Edgerton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080284037X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 8754

Foreword by Don Wardlaw This exceptional book by Charles Cosgrove and Dow Edgerton will be a rich resource for pastors wanting to reach their congregations in a fresh way. Rather than discussing preaching in general or even a specific approach to preaching, it focuses on a new way of engaging the biblical text for preaching. In Other Words combines Cosgrove and Edgerton's critical acumen, creative imagination, and pastoral discernment to present contemporizing restatements of Scripture, speaking timeless truths in modern speech. In describing their "incarnational translation," the authors invite readers to imagine what the text might have looked like if produced in the preacher's own culture, time, and place. Drawing on translation theory, genre studies, and recent hermeneutical theory, they offer both a comprehensive theory of incarnational translation and a set of specific guidelines and examples for carrying it out.
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In Other Words

Author: Marie Cardinal,Annie Leclerc

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253209924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 1964

.."". the reader can expect an exciting and in-depth insight into the authors life, learning as they go."" -- Waterfront This English translation of Autrement dit presents conversations between writers Marie Cardinal and Annie LeClerc, interspersed with Cardinal's richly descriptive musings on her psychoanalysis. Their conversation is a vivid example of gender-marked writing; it takes up the issues of A(c)criture fA(c)minine, rifts within French feminism, rape, and marriage.
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

In Other Words

Author: Sangeeta Ray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444310887

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 4043

This book introduces and discusses the works of leading feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by exploring the key concepts and themes to emerge from them. Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war Assesses Spivak’s often contentious relationship with feminist and postcolonial studies Considers the significance of her work for other fields, such as ethnography, history, cultural studies and philosophy
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In Other Words

How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time

Author: Anna Porter

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1476795134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 5592

In Other Words is a lively, charming, gossipy memoir of life in the publishing trenches and how one restlessly curious young woman sparked a creative awakening in a new country she chose to call home. “We need our own dreams.” —Anna Porter When Anna Porter arrived in Canada in early 1968 with one battered suitcase, little money and a head full of dreams, she had no idea that this country would become her home for the rest of her life, or that she would play a major role in defining what it means to be Canadian. And where better to become a Canadian than at the dynamic publishing house, McClelland & Stewart, an epicentre of cultural and artistic creation in post-Expo Canada? Anna Porter’s story takes you behind the scenes into the non-stop world of Jack McClelland, the swashbuckling head of M&S whose celebrated authors—Leonard Cohen, Margaret Laurence, Pierre Berton, Peter C. Newman, Irving Layton, Margaret Atwood—dominated bestseller lists. She offers up first-hand stories of struggling young writers (often women); of prima donnas, such as Roloff Beny and Harold Town, whose excesses threatened to sink the company; of exhausted editors dealing with intemperate writers; of crazy schemes to interest Canadians in buying books. She recalls the thrilling days at the helm of the company she founded in the 1980s, when Canada’s writers were suddenly front-page news. As president of Key Porter Books, she dodged lawsuits, argued with bank managers, and fought to sell Canadian authors around the world. This intriguing memoir brings to life that time in our history when—finally—the voices Canadians craved to hear were our own. In Other Words is a love letter to Canada’s authors and creative agitators who, against almost impossible odds, have sustained and advanced the nation’s writing culture. Moving effortlessly from the boardrooms of Canada’s elite and the halls of power in Ottawa, to the threadbare offices of idealistic young publishers and, ultimately, to her own painful yet ever-present past in Hungary, Porter offers an unforgettable insider’s account of what is gained—and lost—in a lifetime of championing our stories.
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In Other Words

Life Skills Vocabulary in Context

Author: Kathleen Santopietro Weddel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865756502

Category: Life skills

Page: 168

View: 2960

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In Other Words

Author: John Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 5451

In Other Words - a hilarious book of verse, anecdotes and memories by John Mortimer From one of Britain's greatest ever raconteurs, these are the stories with which John Mortimer entertained the nation for years: of seedy criminals and the even seedier criminal justice system, of boyhood and his remarkable father, of passion and politics, and most of all English eccentrics from Lord Byron to the present day. Along the way, we meet a motley crew of failed murderers, remorseful drunkards, unrepentant adulterers and cantankerous judges. And interspersed among these humorous vignettes is a wonderful selection of English (and some American) poetry, which beautifully complements the stories. In Other Words is the record of an extraordinary life lived in law and literature, and a story of England and Englishness. If you like P.G. Wodehouse you will love this book. Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional trilogy about the inexorable rise of an ambitious Tory MP in the Thatcher years (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets) has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole at Christmas; Rumpole Rests His Case; The Second Rumpole Omnibus; Forever Rumpole; In Other Words; Quite Honestly and Summer's Lease.
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In Other Words

An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases

Author: Christopher J. Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781635574036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 440

'A delightful treasure house, literally a thesaurus, of linguistic marvels.' - from the foreword by bestselling author Simon WinchesterA colorfully illustrated collection of more than ninety untranslatable words and phrases and the unique insights they offer into the cultures they come from.Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should English fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of linguistic gems that capture cultural untranslatables with satisfying precision. Take for example the Japanese yoko meshi, 'a meal eaten sideways,' describing the experience of trying to communicate in an alien tongue, or mono-no-aware, which refers to the appreciation of life's sadness. These mots justes are grouped according to language and prefaced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures by linguist Christopher J. Moore.Embellished with entertaining and characterful color illustrations by Lan Truong, and with a foreword by Simon Winchester, In Other Words is amusing, profound, and unputdownable - a handsomely packaged gift book to entertain even the most well-versed polyglot with marvels of language from around the world.
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In Other Words

Artists Talk about Life and Work

Author: Anthony DeCurtis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423413288

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 485

View: 1416

(Book). Now in paperback! In this collection of interviews conducted between 1982 and 2004, music journalist, cultural commentator and Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis conjures themes of songwriting, spirituality, making music and filmmaking out of his subjects. They include such icons as Keith Richards, Bono, Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, Woody Allen, Eminem, Trey Anastasio, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Spector, Martin Scorsese, and Al Pacino. "Few are as qualified as DeCurtis to take you along for the ride, be it in Harrison's black Ferrari or in his other revealing sit-downs with pop culture's most captivating figures." Rolling Stone
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Music in Other Words

Victorian Conversations

Author: Ruth A. Solie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930063

Category: Music

Page: 223

View: 6853

Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, Ruth A. Solie examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and teenagers' diaries for the muffled, even subterranean, conversations that reveal so much about what music meant to the Victorians. Her essays, giving voice to "what goes without saying" on the subject—that cultural information so present and pervasive as to go unsaid—fill in some of the most intriguing blanks in our understanding of music's history. This much-anticipated collection, bringing together new and hard-to-find pieces by an acclaimed musicologist, mines the abundant casual texts of the period to show how Victorian-era people—English and others—experienced music and what they understood to be its power and its purposes. Solie's essays start from topics as varied as Beethoven criticism, Macmillan's Magazine, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, opera tropes in literature, and the Victorian myth of the girl at the piano. They evoke common themes—including the moral force that was attached to music in the public mind and the strongly gendered nature of musical practice and sensibility—and in turn suggest the complex links between the history of music and the history of ideas.
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In Other Words

Interviews with Australian Poets

Author: Barbara Williams

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042002777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 4179

Sixteen of Australia's foremost poets are featured in this volume. They talk candidly about their lives and work: of the craft, the rigour, the pangs and pleasures of their calling; of winged moments caught, however fleetingly, on the page. These writers also speak of transformation and transcendence, the creative process, their individual modes and methods of writing and the act of writing itself. The interviews provide valuable insights on such topics as: gender and writing; landscape; the function of poetry and the poet's social role; influences embraced and withstood - literary, personal, local, regional, national, international. The writers and their poetry are discussed from both within and beyond Australian borders. This collection offers a broad range of Australian poets, most of whom are now in the middle to later years of their career. These poets have contributed significantly to the life and quality of poetry in Australia over recent decades, and continue to play pivotal roles in Australia's cultural domain today, as the country moves towards the threshold of a new century.
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In Other Words

Writing As a Feminist

Author: Gail Chester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415638291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 4626

This is a book for all women writers, professional, amateur or aspiring, in which forty women talk about writing and the part it plays in their lives. Self-discovery, work, personal liberation, communication, hope for change – all these motives inspire these short and direct personal statements. The contributors come from very different backgrounds: some, like Sara Maitland, Rosemary Manning, Anna Livia, Suniti Namjoshi, are well known. Others are unpublished. In Other Words will provide practical support and encouragement for any woman who writes.
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