Published in paperback for the first time, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies is the ideal reference work for anyone with an academic or professional interest in translation. Drawing on the expertise of over ninety contributors from more than thirty countries, the Encyclopedia offers a detailed overview of translation studies. Part one covers the conceptual framework of the discipline, with topics including: drama, literary and poetry translation machine translation terminology and term banks Part two presents over 30 entries on the history of translation in major cultural and linguistic communities worldwide. As user-friendly as it is comprehensive, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies is a groundbreaking work that has proved invaluable to students, teachers and professional linguists. Roger Bell, University of Lancaster, UK; Michael Cronin, Dublin City University, Ireland; Dirk Delabastita, Faculte des Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium; Carol Maier, Kent State Univers.