African Silences by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen

African Silences is a strong and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African panorama and its flora and fauna. during this severely acclaimed paintings Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written approximately in prior books, A Tree the place guy was once Born -- nominated for the nationwide publication Award -- and Sand Rivers.

Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and different endangered creatures of the wild. We percentage the drama of the trips themselves, together with a damaging crossing of the continent in a mild airplane. And alongside the best way, we study of the human lives oppressed through bankrupt political regimes and economies, and threatened by means of the sluggish ecological disaster to which they've got in simple terms all started to rouse.

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Consequently, the viewers of translated versions of these sitcoms seem to be in a somewhat inferior position when compared to those who may enjoy viewing them in the original form. In another translation-based chapter, Karolina Puchała-Ladzińska focuses on interference and negative transfer in students’ translation. The examples analysed by the author show not only the interference of the source language, but also the students’ insufficient knowledge of the structures, idiomatic expressions and collocations typical of their native language.

Com About the author(s)/editor(s) Robert Kiełtyka is Associate Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Rzeszów (Poland). His main research interests include diachronic semantics, cognitive linguistics and morphology-semantics interface. Agnieszka Uberman is Associate Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Rzeszów (Poland). Her main research interests include applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics and figurative language use. About the book This volume presents a collection of interdisciplinary papers pertaining to the most thought-provoking problems in the areas of both theoretical and applied linguistics.

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