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Table of Contents


1. Basic Issues and Concepts

  • What is Translation?
  • Overview of Different Approaches to Translation
  • Integrating Different Approaches to Translation

2. Translatability, Equivalence and Translation Evaluation

  • From Untranslatability to Translatability
  • The Relationship between Original and Translation
  • Translation evaluation

3. Some Methodological Developments in Translation Studies

  • Translation and the Bilingual Mind
  • The Role of Corpora in Translation Studies
  • Globalization and Translation

4. The Practice of Translation in the Real World

  • Translation and Language Teaching and Learning
  • The Professional Practice of Translation



About the Author

Juliane House is Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hamburg. She is the author of Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures (Routledge, 2016).


Juliane House presents a thorough overview of the practice of translation and of the academic field of translation studies. As well as providing an introduction to basic concepts and practices, the book offers a readable and cogent analysis of the different theoretical perspectives and recent trends which make translation such a powerful linguistic and cultural phenomenon.

Jeremy Munday, University of Leeds, UK

This book offers a comprehensive and practical set of essential ideas and a most up-to-date account of trends in Translation Studies. Juliane House is able to make abiding issues in Translation Studies authentic, clear and reader-friendly, and most importantly of all, using innovative and critical viewpoints. A valuable reference book for scholars and students in both translation teaching and translation research.

Meifang Zhang, University of Macau, China

An essential book for anyone who researches, studies or is interested in translation.

Yuanyi Ma, Guangdong Polytechnic of Science and Technology
Bo Wang, Sun Yat-sen University

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