Culture Bumps: An Empirical Approach to the Translation of by Ritva Leppihalme

By Ritva Leppihalme

This paintings makes a speciality of translators and readers as contributors within the communicative technique, the place using allusions is one form of challenge to be solved. Reader-response checks and interviews with specialist translators spotlight the trouble in conveying the functionality and which means of allusive passages to readers in one other tradition. the various examples mentioned additionally supply fabrics for translation lecturers eager to tackle the interpretation of allusions of their classes.

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This may be partly because of the increased translation into major languages of literary works written in languages of limited diffusion, and partly because of a psychological and pragmatic interest in cross-cultural phenomena. There is clearly a practical need for this trend: the increasing internationalisation of our world means that communication across cultures needs to proceed as smoothly as possible, without too many hitches and breakdowns. The new interdisciplinarity shows that 'both the translator and the translation theorist are...

It is true that perceptive representatives of the earlier, more linguistic orientation had recognised the relevance to translation studies not only of different subdivisions of linguistics but also of other disciplines; but still, among its early proponents, the new trend was felt to be a reaction against a too constricting view of translation studies, and the 'semantic terrorismafterbabble' (Lefevere, 1981: 44) of linguistic jargon. Bassnett-McGuire (1980: 6) saw translation studies as 'bridging the gap between the vast area of stylistics, literary history, linguistics, semiotics and aesthetics'.

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