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Beyond Descriptive Translation Studies

Investigations in homage to Gideon Toury

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To go "beyond" the work of a leading intellectual is rarely an unambiguous tribute. However, when Gideon Toury founded Descriptive Translation Studies as a research-based discipline, he laid down precisely that intellectual challenge: not just to describe translation, but to explain it through reference to wider relations. That call offers at once a common base, an open and multidirectional ambition, and many good reasons for unambiguous tribute. The authors brought together in this volume include key players in Translation Studies who have responded to Toury's challenge in one way or another. Their diverse contributions address issues such as the sociology of translators, contemporary changes in intercultural relations, the fundamental problem of defining translations, the nature of explanation, and case studies including pseudotranslation in Renaissance Italy, Sherlock Holmes in Turkey, and the coffee-and-sugar economy in Brazil. All acknowledge Translation Studies as a research-based space for conceptual coherence and creativity; all seek to explain as well as describe. In this sense, we believe that Toury's call has been answered beyond expectations.
Release date Australia
March 13th, 2008
Contributors
Edited by Anthony Pym Edited by Daniel Simeoni Edited by Miriam Shlesinger
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Imprint
John Benjamins Publishing Co
Pages
417
ISBN-13
9789027216847
Product ID
2710338

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