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Translation in Systems: Descriptive and System-oriented Approaches Explained
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date January 29, 2016
Pages 204
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781138135895
ISBN-10 1138135895
Dimensions 0 by 5 by 9 in.
Original list price $165.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The notion of systems has helped revolutionize translation studies since the 1970s. As a key part of many descriptive approaches, it has broken with the prescriptive focus on what translation should be, encouraging researchers to ask what translation does in specific cultural settings. From his privileged position as a direct participant in these developments, Theo Hermans explains how contemporary descriptive approaches came about, what the basic ideas were, and how those ideas have evolved over time. His discussion addresses the fundamental problems of translation norms, equivalence, polysystems and social systems, covering not only the work of Levý, Holmes, Even-Zohar, Toury, Lefevere, Lambert, Van Leuven-Zwart, Dhulst and others, but also giving special attention to recent contributions derived from Pierre Bourdieu and Niklas Luhmann. An added focus on practical questions of how to investigate translation (problems of definition, description, assessment of readerships, etc.) makes this book essential reading for graduate students and indeed any researchers in the field. Hermans' account of descriptive translation studies is both informed and critical. At the same time, he demonstrates the strength of the basic concepts, which have shown considerable vitality in their evolution and adaptation to the debates of the present day.

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from Routledge (January 29, 2016)
9781138135895 | details & prices | 204 pages | List price $165.00
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