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What the European Union says about my future profession:
The language industry has been less affected by the economic crisis than other sectors, according to a study carried out for the European Commission. The study, the first to analyse the size of the language industry EU-wide, covers translation, interpreting, localising and globalising, subtitling and dubbing, language technology tools, multilingual conference organisation and language teaching. It puts EU-wide turnover at EUR 8.4 billion (2008). This is set to increase by at least 10 % annually, over the next few years, to between EUR 16.5 billion and EUR 20 billion by 2015. This is one of the highest growth rates in EU industry. [...] (Source: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1828&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN)
Webcast of the conference at which the study is presented (Flash / Quicktime)
The text of the study (PDF)
Following book shops have been checked in octobre 2012 for books on language as for instance on Russian and foreign language courses, Russian as a foreigner, dictionaries, everything between phonetics and text linguistics, translation theory etc. In this list I put additional details for translation scholars.
- Biblio-Globus (rating: 5/5)
Best shop for language, both in quality and quantity. Even better: antiquarian books of relevant Soviet classics among new books. The bookseller obviously knows the subject. Find it on the second floor, hall/зал 14.
For translation studies refer to English section/секция 02, shelf/шкаф 14, case/полка 03 to 08 and furthermore one shelf case in the German section
- Dom knigi, main branch (rating: 4/5)
Good selection on language. Go to the second floor. Translation studies have an own shelf close to the German section.
- Book shops (not public) at the Moscow State University, Faculty of Philology, ground floor (rating 3/5)
Other book shops that were checked are not generally bad and might be good for books on other fields, see comments:
- Book shop "Moskva" (rating 2/5)
Big book shop, somewhat disappointingly poor selection on language.
- Dom knigi, minor banches across Moscow (2/5)
- Respublika (0/5)
Stylish and of less scientific interest.
- Tsiolovskiy book shop (0/5)
Good for historians and sociologists.
Check also the exhaustive Rudimimo State Library of Foreign Literature which has amongst others a linguistic department on the 2nd floor. Membership is free of charge.
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