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The Resource Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world, Ella Frances Sanders

Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world, Ella Frances Sanders

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Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world
Title
Lost in translation
Title remainder
an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world
Statement of responsibility
Ella Frances Sanders
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An artistic collection of 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there's a Swedish word to describe the reflection of the moon across the water? The nuanced beauty of language is even more interesting and relevant in our highly communicative, globalized modern world. Lost in Translation brings this wonder to life with 50 ink illustrations featuring the foreign word, the language of origin, and a pithy definition. The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Hawaiian pana po'o, which describes the act of scratching your head to remember something you've forgotten. Each beautiful, simple illustration adds just the right amount of visual intrigue to anchor the words and their meanings"--
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Sanders, Ella Frances
Dewey number
410
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Picture-writing
  • Visual communication
  • Semiotics
  • Iconicity (Linguistics)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
  • ART / Popular Culture
  • ART / Individual Artists / General
  • Iconicity (Linguistics)
  • Language and languages
  • Picture-writing
  • Semiotics
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Visual communication
Label
Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world, Ella Frances Sanders
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866837228
Dimensions
18 x 20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781607747109
Lccn
2014010259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866837228
Label
Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world, Ella Frances Sanders
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866837228
Dimensions
18 x 20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781607747109
Lccn
2014010259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866837228

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