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Discourses of Translation

Festschrift in Honour of Christina Schäffner

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Edited By Beverly Adab, Peter A. Schmitt and Gregory M. Shreve

Professor Christina Schäffner has made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary translation studies. This Festschrift in honour of her academic work brings together contributions from internationally distinguished translation scholars. Reflecting Professor Schäffner’s wide range of interests, topics in this Festschrift cover a wide spectrum, from fundamental issues in translation theory and didactic considerations to cultural and practical translation problems. The varied backgrounds of the authors represented in this volume ensure that its perspectives on the field of T&I training and research are similarly multifaceted.

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Beverley Adab / Albrecht Neubert, Birmingham, Hartenstein: Preface

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Beverley Adab / Albrecht Neubert Birmingham, Hartenstein Preface To many of her colleagues in Translation Studies, Christina Schäffner is a para- gon of scholarship, erudition, versatility and collegiality. To me, she is a role model as well. Whenever I waver before venturing into yet another project or taking on yet another professional task, I think of Christina’s indefatigable ef- forts on behalf of Translation Studies, of her diverse interests and of the pains- taking attention she devotes to every commitment—and realize how humble my own efforts are. Christina has left an imprint on so many different areas of TS— as a researcher, an author, an editor, a teacher, an organizer, an EST leader and so much more. But above all, over the years, she has been a wonderful col- league, generously sharing both ideas and resources, enriching us and fostering the sense of harmony and wellbeing that enables us to thrive as discipline. Albrecht Neubert: The Leipzig Chapter Friends and admirers of Christina Schäffner have come together to offer her this volume as a gift of honour, prompted by the occasion of a special birthday. It is a tribute to her remarkable scholarly achievements, her brilliance as a teacher, her morale as an untiring worker and, last but not least, to her charming person- ality. It is and has been a pleasure to know and to work with her. Christina was a highly gifted student at Leipzig University where she grad- uated in 1972 with an MA...

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