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Unformatted text preview: [CULTURAL vs. LINGUISTIC APPROACHES] “Paradigmatic shift in Translation Studies” (Pym 2010) -The dethroning of the ST TT is the new queen/king -The dismantling of the notion of EQUIVALENCE PURPOSE, ADEQUACY [WHY THESE TWO TENSIONS TAKE PLACE SEPARATELY?] Lack of translation DE>EN (or into other languages) Misunderstandings of these functionalist approaches (put forward in the 1970s- 1980s) “one of the main aims of the present book is to correct the impression caused by publications like Gentzler’s” (Nord 1997: 6) “this aspect of the skopos theory has been repeatedly misunderstood” (Vermeer 1989/2000: 234) Could it be that most of the cultural critics of the 1990s didn ʼ t know about this previous criticism? ADVANTAGES • Equivalence at the level of the text • Translation is designed to achieve a PURPOSE (i.e. to repeat the function of the ST) SHORTCOMINGS • Impossibility of translating in accordance to text type, given the existence of hybrid texts • The translation method depends on many other factors (not merely on the text type of the ST) “PARADIGMATIC SHIFT” - 1984 > Grundlegung einer allgemeinen Translationshtheorie (≈ Foundation for a General Theory of Translation), by Katharina Reiss and Hans Vermeer (1984) SKOPOS - No English translation available. - Paradigmatic shift refers especially to Vermeer,- No English translation available....
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course SMLM 140 taught by Professor Olgacastro/jonathanevans during the Fall '10 term at University of Exeter.

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