Language is the common thread that binds us as a civilization, but how do we communicate when that thread is of a different color? Interpreter Nataly Kelly and translator Jost Zetzsche, in their book Föund in TřansḸatiøn: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World, take the reader into a world that we rarely notice. Communication is important in so many ways and we seldom realize how words shape our perception of the world.
The authors blend a mix of facts, case studies, and anecdotal examples to get an insider’s view of how translation spreads culture, fuels global economies, prevents wars, and many other essential uses.
The overall theme of the book is that translation is very complex and pushes for a higher appreciation of this profession. Regardless of what part of the world you reside, there are a multiple variety of languages spoken. I was surprised by how much of my life is benefited by translations. This affects our world and beyond to the annals of space.
To learn more about the authors visit:
Nataly Kelly – www.interprenaut.com twitter @natalykelly
Föund in TřansḸatiøn: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche
2012 A Perigee Book 272
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