Advances in (Im)politeness Studies

Understanding Im/politeness Through Translation

The English-Greek Paradigm

Authors: Sidiropoulou, Maria

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  • Focuses on im/politeness as a societal phenomenon in communication
  • Brings translation to the fore as a novel perspective in the study of im/politeness
  • Employs authentic translation data from Greek and English from various genres
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This book offers a unique window to the study of im/politeness by looking at a translation perspective, which offers a different set of data and allows further understanding of the phenomenon. In the arena of real-life translation practice, the workings of im/politeness are renegotiated in a different cultural context and thus pragmatically oriented cross-cultural differences become more concrete and tangible. The book focuses on the language pair English and Greek, a strategic choice with Greek as a less widely spoken language and English as a global language. The two languages also differ in their politeness orientation in certain genres, which allows for a fruitful comparison. The volume focuses on press translation first, then translation of academic texts and translation for the stage, and finally audiovisual translation (mainly subtitles). These genres highlight a public, an interactional, and a multimodal dimension in the workings of im/politeness.

About the authors

Maria Sidiropoulou is professor of Translation Studies, director of two translation MAs,  one of which is interdepartmental, director of the “META-FRASEIS Translation Studies and Interpreting” Laboratory, and was chair of the Department of English Language and Literature, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Dec. 2017 – Aug. 2020). Her recent publications deal with intercultural pragmatically oriented issues manifested through translation in the press, in EU documentation, in advertising, in academic discourse, in literature, and on stage and screen.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Im/politeness Through Translation
Book Subtitle
The English-Greek Paradigm
Authors
Series Title
Advances in (Im)politeness Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63530-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63530-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63529-9
Series ISSN
2524-4000
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 180
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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