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Cómo publicar información científica en Inglés: prácticas, caminos y potencialidades



 Publishing Research in English as an Additional Language: Practices, Pathways and Potentials, . [e-Book]  Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press 2017

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Many universities worldwide now require established and novice scholars, as well as PhD students, to publish in English in international journals. This growing trend gives rise to multiple interrelated questions, which this volume seeks to address through the perspectives of a group of researchers and practitioners who met in Coimbra, Portugal in 2015 for the PRISEAL and MET conferences. The volume offers truly global coverage, with chapters focusing on vastly different geo-social areas, and disciplines from the humanities to the hard sciences. It will be of interest to applied linguists, particularly those working in the area of English for Research Publication Purposes, and to language professionals working in research writing support, research supervision and academic publishing, as well as to journal editors and managers

ODLIS: Diccionario en línea de Biblioteconomía y Documentación


Joan M. Reitz. ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science, 2002

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Lo que comenzó en 1994 como un folleto de cinco páginas, Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science pronto se fue ampliado y convertido a formato electrónico para su instalación en el sitio Web de la Biblioteca de la Universidad Estatal de Connecticut, donde es muy solicitado por profesionales y estudiantes de las bibliotecas. Ahora disponible por primera vez en la versión impresa, el diccionario es el recurso más completo y confiable en inglés sobre la terminología utilizada en todo tipo de bibliotecas. Con más de 4.000 términos y referencias cruzadas el contenido del Diccionario ha sido cuidadosamente seleccionado e incluye términos de la edición, la imprenta, la literatura y la informática donde, a juicio del autor, son relevantes tanto para profesionales de la biblioteca y laicos. El criterio principal para incluir un nuevo término es si es razonable esperar que los profesionales de las bibliotecas y de las ciencias de la información lo encuentren en algún momento de su carrera, o que se les exija conocer su significado.


El hambre y la escritura moderna: Melville, Kafka, Hamsun y Wright



Rees (2016). [e-Book]  Hunger and Modern Writing: Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright. Cologne. Germany, Modern Academic Publishing. Texto completo: (2016). [e-Book]  Hunger and Modern Writing: Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright. Cologne, Germany, Modern Academic Publishing.

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“Hunger is a contentious theme in modernist literature, and this study addresses its relevance in the works of four major American and European writers. Taking an in-depth look at works by Melville, Kafka,Hamsun, and Wright, it argues that hunger is deeply involved with concepts of modernity and modern literature. Exploring how it is bound up with the writer’s role in modern society this study draws on two conflicting and complex views of hunger: the first is material, relating to the body as a physical entity that has a material existence in reality. Hunger, in this sense, is a physiological process that affects the body as a result of the need for food, the lack of which can lead to discomfort, listlessness, and eventually death. The second view is that of hunger as an appetite of the mind, the kind of hunger for immaterial things that is associated with an individual’s desire for a new form of knowledge, sentiment, or a different way of perceiving the reality of the world. By discussing the selected authors’ conceptualization of hunger as both desire and absence of desire, or as both a creative and a destructive force, it examines how it has influenced literary representations of modern life. This study then offers a focused approach to a broad field of inquiry and presents analyses that address a variety of critical perspectives on hunger and modern literature. Daniel Rees completed his PhD in American and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. His research interests include Anglo-American and European literature of the modern period. He has worked as a freelance editor and translator since 2004 and contributed publications in the e-journal Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies and to Orchid Press.”

Enseñanza de la traducción del español al inglés: mundos más allá de las palabras


Beeby-Lonsdale, A. (1996). [e-Book]  Teaching Translation from Spanish to English : Worlds Beyond Words, University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa.

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While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, she demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics can illuminate the translation process. Using Spanish to English translation as her example, she presents the basic principles of translation through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students.

Hibakusha : historia de un traductor alemán que colabora con el Tercer Reich


Cinna y Barboni. Hibakusha. Traducción: Álvaro Nofuentes Hernández. Ponent Mon  ISBN: 978-1-910856-98-7

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Hibakusha es un precioso cómic que nos cuenta la historia de un traductor alemán que colabora con el Tercer Reich, y que en la etapa final de la II Guerra Mundial se encuentra en Hiroshima trabajando con unos documentos secretos.

Hibakusha (被爆者?) es un término japonés que significa ‘persona bombardeada’ (de hibaku (被爆?), forma pasiva de baku (爆 bomba o bombardear?) y de sha (者 persona?)) y con el que se designa a los supervivientes de los bombardeos nucleares a civiles en las ciudades de Hiroshima y Nagasaki en agosto de 1945 por parte de la fuerza aérea de Estados Unidos tras la aprobación del presidente Harry S. Truman. (Wikipedia)

Argumento: Ludwig es alemán, ella es japonesa. Ambos se unen para toda la eternidad en 1945, en Hiroshima. Desde esa fecha, «hibakusha» es el nombre dado a los supervivientes de los ataques nucleares americanos en las ciudades de Nagasaki e Hiroshima. Testigos perpetuos del horror. Pero, más allá de la Historia, de sus caprichos, de sus dramas y sus desgarros, este álbum plantea las preguntas del instante posterior… ¿Qué queda de la vida de un hombre, de sus compromisos, de sus obligaciones no cumplidas, de sus faltas? ¿Qué queda de sus emociones, de sus amistades, de sus amores?

El lenguaje más allá de las palabras: La neurología del acento


 Moreno-Torres, I., P. Marien, et al. (2017). [e-Book]  Language beyond Words: The Neuroscience of Accent, Frontiers Media SA

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    Language learning also implies the acquisition of a set of phonetic rules and prosodic contours which define the accent in that language. While often considered as merely accessory, accent is an essential component of psychological identity as it embodies information on origin, culture, and social class. Speaking with a non-standard (foreign) accent is not inconsequential because it may negatively impact communication and social adjustment. Nevertheless, the lack of a formal definition of accent may explain that, as compared with other aspects of language, it has received relatively little attention until recently. During the past decade there has been increasing interest in the analysis of accent from a neuroscientific perspective. This e-book integrates data from different scientific frameworks. The reader will find fruitful research on new models of accent processing, how learning a new accent proceeds, and the role of feedback on accent learning in healthy subjects. In addition, information on accent changes in pathological conditions including developmental and psychogenic foreign accent syndromes as well as the description of a new variant of foreign accent syndrome is also included. It is anticipated that the articles in this e-book will enhance the understanding of accent as a linguistic phenomenon, the neural networks supporting it and potential interventions to accelerate acquisition or relearning of native accents.

    Informe sobre el valor económico de la traducción editorial

    Informe sobre el valor económico de la traducción editorial. [e-Book] Madrid, ACE Traductores, 2017

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    El informe, que ofrece datos económicos y conclusiones relevantes sobre este potente sector de la industria cultural española, ha sido realizado por la consultora Asesores Financieros Internacionales (AFI), a instancias de ACE Traductores y con el patrocinio del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte y del Centro Español de derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO).

    A lo largo del año 2015 se vendieron 155,4 millones de libros en España, es decir, más de 400.000 libros diarios. En su mayor parte, esta demanda se compone de libros en papel de primera edición,que suponen una facturación de más de 6 millones de euros diarios.

    Estas cifras muestran la relevancia del sector de libros y prensa que generó, por sí mismo, el 0,88% del VAB del conjunto de la economía española de 2014 (último dato disponible), convirtiéndose en el sector de la industria cultural que más aporta, de forma directa, a la economía española. Informe del valor económico de la traducción editorial.


    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)


    600.000 palabras … 3 millones de citas … más de 1000 años de Inglés


    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) es considerado las más importante autoridad del idioma inglés, se trata de una guía sin igual para conocer el significado, la historia y la pronunciación de más de 600.000 palabras del pasado y del presente del inglés. El OED se publicó por primera vez hace más de 150 años. Hoy en día, el diccionario está en el proceso de su primera revisión importante, actualizándose, revisándose y ampliándose regularmente.




    Folklore Infantil


    Sutton-Smith, B., J. Mechling, et al. . [e-Book] Children’s Folklore: A Source Book. Utah Utah State University, University Libraries, 1999

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    A collection of original essays by scholars from a variety of fields—including American studies, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and education—Children’s Folklore: A Source Book moves beyond traditional social-science views of child development. It reveals the complexity and artistry of interactions among children, challenging stereotypes of simple childhood innocence and conventional explanations of development that privilege sober and sensible adult outcomes. Instead, the play and lore of children is shown to be often disruptive, wayward, and irrational. The contributors variably con-sider and demonstrate “contextual” and “textual” ways of studying the folklore of children. Avoiding a narrow definition of the subject, they examine a variety of resources and approaches for studying, researching, and teaching it. These range from surveys of the history and literature of children’s folklore to methods of field research, studies of genres of lore, and attempts to capture children’s play and games.

    La investigación sobre la escritura: un paradigma contextualista para la retórica y la composición




    Johanek, C.. [e-Book] Composing Research: A Contextualist Paradigm for Rhetoric and Composition. Utah Utah State University, University Libraries, 2000

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    In Composing Research, Cindy Johanek offers a new perspective on the ideological conflict between qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and the theories of knowledge that inform them. With a paradigm that is sensitive to the context of one’s research questions, she argues, scholars can develop less dichotomous forms that invoke the strengths of both research traditions. Context-oriented approaches can lift the narrative from beneath the numbers in an experimental study, for example, or bring the useful clarity of numbers to an ethnographic study.