An English-Romanian and Romanian-English Cultural Thematic Dictionary

Author: Claudia E. Stoian,Simona Șimon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527524531

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 5930

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Globalisation has reshaped the face of the world, turning the society in which we live into a multicultural one. In such a new world, there is a strong need to master the culture-specific vocabulary in the languages we speak. This book will mainly appeal to translators, interpreters, students, and other professionals that work in the cultural field or in any other field in which intercultural communication plays an essential role, and in which the communication languages are English and Romanian. The dictionary approaches the cultural aspects of today’s multicultural society from a broad linguistic perspective, focusing on several topics, such as cultural ideology, national identity, cuisine, clothing, holidays, language and sports. The general and semi-specialised vocabulary offered here is organised thematically and alphabetically. The book structure, the pairs of languages and the included thematic lists make the dictionary a unique and easy-to-use tool.
Release

Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465459275

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 360

View: 6425

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Now comes with a free companion audio app that allows readers to scan the pages to hear words spoken in both Arabic and English. Newly revised and updated, the Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Arabic. Introducing a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, this dictionary uses full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life--from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world--with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases. The Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary features: * A quick and intuitive way to learn and remember thousands of words. * A complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life. * Fast and effective learning for any situation, from home and office to shopping and dining out. * Detailed index for instant reference. * Handy size ideal for travel. The illustrations provide a quick and intuitive route to learning the language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them and creating a colorful and stimulating learning resource for the foreign-language and EFL/ESL student.
Release

Romania: Transylvania

Author: Lucy Mallows,Paul Brummell

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770531

Category: TRAVEL

Page: 352

View: 6855

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This new, third edition of Bradt's Romania: Transylvania remains the only standalone English language guide to this legendary and enchanting region. Comprehensive chapter-per-county coverage is offered, including details to cater for the diverse range of travellers to the region, from city breaks to rural escapes, ski enthusiasts to charity volunteers. Thoroughly updated, this new edition reflects all the changes of the past few years, from improved transport infrastructure (in particular the regional airports at Cluj, Sibiu and Târgu Mures) to the completion of new motorway routes, such as that between Sibiu and Deva. Also covered are a number of striking new accommodation options: for example the sustainable guesthouse in Valea Zalanului owned by HRH The Prince of Wales, and the mountaintop retreat of Raven's Nest in the Apuseni Mountains. More attractions have opened up, such as Baroque palaces formerly owned by Hungarian aristocrats, seized under the Communist regime and now being restored by the descendants of their original owners. And the region is developing its offer for new types of tourism, such as summer rock festivals, notably the Untold Festival at Cluj and Electric Castle Festival at Bontida. Transylvania, literally the 'land beyond the forest', is a wild, wooded, intensely romantic region, filled with mountains, gorges and valleys, myths and legends, dragons, bears, wolves - and vampires. Bram Stoker called it 'one of the wildest and least-known parts of Europe' a description which remains true today. One of the most beautiful regions in central Europe and home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Transylvania preserves its cultural and artistic treasures in a unique landscape, bordered on three sides by the Carpathian Mountains. The hay meadows of the lower Carpathians form a man-made, high nature-value grassland ecosystem of extraordinary diversity, offering a beautiful display of wild flowers. The Carpathians are home too to lynx, wild boar, and one of Europe's largest populations of brown bear. Other natural phenomena include the Scarisoara ice cave in the Apuseni Mountains and the Sfanta Ana volcanic crater lake in Harghita. Whatever your interests, with Bradt's Romania: Transylvania, you can discover all of the region's many and varied attractions.
Release

The Language of the Arts and Literature

An English-Romanian and Romanian-English Dictionary

Author: Simona Șimon,Claudia E. Stoian

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152752633X

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 5328

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The arts and literature have always played an essential role in shaping the national identity of people around the world. In order to discover, understand, feel and appreciate the arts and literature of various nations, we need to master the local language. This dictionary brings into contact two cultures, namely the English and Romanian ones, by facilitating communication in the fields of visual and performing arts, and of literature as well. The Language of the Arts and Literature: An English-Romanian and Romanian-English Dictionary will help translators, interpreters, students, and other professionals that work in the field of culture in general, and of the arts and literature in particular, to communicate in English and Romanian. Designed as an easy-to-use tool, this book is unique regarding its pair of languages, and its broad perspective and innovative structure.
Release

Mathematics across the Iron Curtain

A History of the Algebraic Theory of Semigroups

Author: Christopher Hollings

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

ISBN: 1470414937

Category: Mathematics

Page: 441

View: 4552

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The theory of semigroups is a relatively young branch of mathematics, with most of the major results having appeared after the Second World War. This book describes the evolution of (algebraic) semigroup theory from its earliest origins to the establishment of a full-fledged theory. Semigroup theory might be termed `Cold War mathematics' because of the time during which it developed. There were thriving schools on both sides of the Iron Curtain, although the two sides were not always able to communicate with each other, or even gain access to the other's publications. A major theme of this book is the comparison of the approaches to the subject of mathematicians in East and West, and the study of the extent to which contact between the two sides was possible.
Release

The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies

Author: Matthew Freeman,Renira Rampazzo Gambarato

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351054880

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

View: 500

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Around the globe, people now engage with media content across multiple platforms, following stories, characters, worlds, brands and other information across a spectrum of media channels. This transmedia phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of transmedia studies in media, cultural studies and communication departments across the academy. The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies is the definitive volume for scholars and students interested in comprehending all the various aspects of transmediality. This collection, which gathers together original articles by a global roster of contributors from a variety of disciplines, sets out to contextualize, problematize and scrutinize the current status and future directions of transmediality, exploring the industries, arts, practices, cultures, and methodologies of studying convergent media across multiple platforms.
Release