Friday, July 28, 2006

Multilingualism

To complement Penny Milbouer’s post, here is an excerpt from Tore Janson’s book “Speak.” In this excerpt, Mr. Janson discusses multilingualism and the importance and necessity of knowing more than one language.

4 comments:

Elmira said...

hi there
my name is Elmira and i'm writing a thesis ontranslating multilingual movies.
I need some help for books about multilingualism and different kinds of dialects.
thanks

B.J. Epstein said...

Hi Elmira,
I don't know exactly what kind of books you'd need, but I suggest you look at basic books on dialects, such as:
Peter Trudgill, Dialects (New York and London: Routledge, 2004).
or
J.K. Chambers and Peter Trudgill, Dialectology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980).
or any of the others.
Understanding dialects would be the first step. Then you can look at material on translating subtitles for movies and translating dialects.
Good luck!
Best wishes,
BJ

Anonymous said...

hello. my name is pau. we have this thesis topic: The Effectiveness of Multilingualism to Career Advancement of Call Center AGents. What can you suggest/say about the books and to the topic given? Thanks. :)

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