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Scotland to Slovenia

European Identities and Transcultural Communication. Proceedings of the Fourth International Scottish Studies Symposium


Horst W. Drescher and Susanne Hagemann

The contributions to this volume focus on issues of identity and communication in Europe. A multiplicity of regions and nations are discussed with regard to their languages, literatures and cultures: Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland, Brittany, Scandinavia, Slovenia, Poland and even Japan. Problems of translating and interpreting receive attention in papers ranging from the cultural specificity of rules of communication and the cultural status of source texts to text structures and prosodic transfer. What emerges from the volume as a whole is a sense of Europe searching for a precarious balance between centrifugal and centripetal forces, between regionalism and nationalism on the one hand and internationalism and cosmopolitanism on the other.
Contents: Regional and national identity and communication in Europe - Language, literature, culture, history - Minority cultures - Linguistic and cultural aspects of translating and interpreting.