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Edited by Susanne Fuchs, Joanne Cleland and Amélie Rochet-Capellan

Learning and memory processes are basic features of human existence. They allow us to (un)consciously adapt to changes in our social and physical environment in a variety of ways and may have been a precursor for survival in human evolution. Through several reviews and original work the book focuses on three key topics that enhanced our understanding of the topic in the last twenty years: first, the role of real-time auditory feedback in learning, second, the role of motor aspects for learning and memory, and third, representations in memory and the role of sleep on memory consolidation.

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Metaphor and Senses

The Synamet Corpus: A Polish Resource for Synesthetic Metaphors

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Magdalena Zawisławska

The book deals with the synesthetic metaphors in Synamet – a semantically and grammatically annotated corpus. The texts included in the corpus are excerpted from blogs devoted to, among others, perfume, wine, beer, music, art, massage and wellness. The thesis presents a Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) and frame-based analysis of synesthetic metaphors in Polish. Using data from the corpus, the book provides ample empirical support for embodiment in metaphor and internal logic of mappings between frames. The study proposes new models of verbal synesthesia in the corpus and calls into question a universality of hierarchy of senses. This book should be of interest to researchers working within cognitive linguistics, in particular metaphor theory, frame semantics, corpus linguistics, and sensory science.

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Edited by Maria de las Nieves Rodríguez Pérez and Barbara Heinsch

La complejidad y diversidad de los actuales contextos multilingües se refleja en este volumen donde, desde diversas disciplinas y metodologías mixtas, los investigadores e investigadoras se centran en aquellos aspectos de la formación de mediadores y docentes de lenguas extranjeras que son susceptibles de potenciar al máximo el desarrollo de competencias comunicativas e interculturales. Estas, en combinación con un adecuado nivel de competencia digital docente, forman el bagaje imprescindible para que la participación de estos agentes bilingües o multilingües sea de impacto en sociedades con un alto grado de globalización.

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Edited by Elvira Cámara Aguilera

El presente libro recoge trabajos punteros de investigación sobre traducción, adaptación y doble destinatario en LIJ. Se estudian géneros tan variados como el álbum ilustrado, la poesía o las historias en formato audiovisual. Sus autores proceden de países como Alemania, Brasil, Costa Rica, España, Francia, Finlandia, Israel, Italia, Portugal o Reino Unido. Autoras como Riitta Oittinen o Zohar Shavit ofrecen una visión nueva sobre obras clásicas. Asimismo, se pueden encontrar proyectos innovadores de aplicación en el aula. Supone abrir una puerta que nos acercará a la literatura para niños y jóvenes de cada uno de esos lugares. Es, sin duda, una muestra representativa de dónde se encuentra y hacia dónde se dirige la investigación de LIJ en el contexto internacional en la actualidad.

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Translation Quality Assessment (TQA) of Subtitles

Criteria for the Evaluation of Persian Subtitles of English Movies Focusing on Semiotic Model of TQA for Poetry Translation and Appraisal Theory

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Yasamin Khosravani

Translation quality assessment (TQA) is a growing topic in the field of Translation Studies. The present book focuses mainly on the translation quality assessment in Persian subtitles of English movies as an almost ignored topic in Translation Studies. The aim is to propose criteria for the evaluation of subtitles. To reach this goal, the author divides the case studies of the present research into two subcategories, i.e., musical movies and non-musical ones. The base for the quality assessment of musical movies is the Semiotic Model of TQA for poetry applied to three movie subtitles, «Anastasia, «Sweeney Todd» and «Les Misérables». This leads to a tentative model for the evaluation of Persian subtitles of English musical movies. The second part of the book focuses mainly on the omission of the interpersonal elements in Persian subtitles of English movies using appraisal theory as the theoretical framework. The theory is applied to the subtitles of two movies, «Prisoners» and «Houdini» leading to criteria for the evaluation of Persian subtitles of English movies.