Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything

Language & Reference, Language Usage & Writing Guides, Language: History & General Works
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2012
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos asks: how do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This funny, wise and life-affirming language book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are.

Selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2011

'A wonderful, witty book ... richly original, endlessly fascinating ... for anyone interested in words' Economist, Books of the Year

'A scintillating bouillabaisse ... spiced with good and provocative things' Literary Review

'Dazzlingly inventive' The New York Times

'Clear and lively ... There is nothing quite like it' Spectator

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241954300
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 294g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
a mixed bag
I certainly picked up some insights into language and translation, it felt though that there was an awful lot that didn't go in. I found the content about ... READ MORE
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
Great for translation students
This book provides a great overview of all the different elements to consider within the fields of translation and interpreting. What makes it easy to read... READ MORE
Elaine Colgan