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  • The Lightning Flash: Language, Longing, and the Facts of Life

    We don’t say what we mean. We don’t mean what we say. No-one can tell the truth – especially when we stick to the facts.

    Language isn’t about words, or information, or things. It’s always about us. As with music and painting, we use language to express what we are not able to say. And we can all do it. We all create our own poetry.

    It is not words that we understand, but the myriad meanings of silence that lie beyond them.

    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang


  • Tell It Like It Is? Science, Society and the Ivory Tower

    The whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Could we ever tell it all? And if we did, who would understand it?

    The facts of science are partial truths – yours, mine or somebody else’s. All struggling to be heard, and believed. Accepting the facts means seeing them. And people only see what they want to see.

    If we want our facts to survive, they have to fit in with other people’s truths. And there is room for more than one winner.

    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang


  • Das Entenprinzip: Translation aus neuen Perspektiven

    The limits of my language cannot be the limits of my world. The need to communicate is the need to break out of our own little world – or at least to try. Whether we speak the language of science, of art, or simply our own, we can all learn to speak so many more. Everything is open to translation.

    in English and German

    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang


  • Wissenschaft, Translation, Kommunikation

    Science, art. Theory, practice. Your culture, or mine. We all engage with the world in our own way. This book explores how, and why, we can still manage to understand each other. More or less.

    in German

    Wien: Facultas


  • Translatorische Methodik

    What do translators do? Why – and how – do they do it? This book is an introduction to basic questions of translation theory and practice for students and professional translators.

    in German

    Wien: Facultas


  • Translation, Evolution und Cyberspace: Eine Synthese von Theorie, Praxis und Lehre

    We all have a theory about the world. If we didn’t, we couldn’t survive. Translation brings together our seemingly irreconcilable theories and reveals the common denominator: the practice of living.

    in German

    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang