THE TENSION BETWEEN LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION STUDIES

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THE TENSION BETWEEN LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION STUDIES [FOUNDATIONS] Clearly, then, any theory of translation must draw upon a theory of language – a general linguistic theory ” (Catford 1965: 1) the establishment of techniques for moving from one set of surface structures to another, with the least possible interference or distortion ” (Nida 1969: 484). TRANSLATION AS A SUBDISCIPLINE OF LINGUISTICS [CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE] ” Work in the field of translation theory over the past twenty-five years has been done primarily by linguists, theoretical or applied. They have, by and large, moved down a different road, one that has turned out to be a dead end” (Holmes 1972: 14). IF TRANSLATION STUDIES WAS TO BECOME A DISCIPLINE IN ITS OWN, LINGUISTICS SHOULD BE ABANDONED [TENSION BETWEEN LINGUISTICS & TRANSLATION] The “Cultural Turn” in Translation Studies (TS) – 1990s What is studied now is the text not from a linguistic point of view, but embedded in its network of both source and target cultural signs
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SMLM 140 taught by Professor Olgacastro/jonathanevans during the Fall '10 term at University of Exeter.

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