Translation and norms

Christina Schäffner (Editor)

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Translation norms are understood as internalized behavioural constraints which embody the values shared by a community. In the two main contributions it is argued that all decisions in the translation process are primarily governed by norms. The explanatory power of a norm-based theory of translation is then critically reflected upon in the debates and the responses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationClevedon (UK)
PublisherMultilingual matters
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)1-85359-438-5, 978-1-85359-438-0
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 1999

Publication series

NameCurrent issues in language and society
PublisherMultilingual matters

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  • translation
  • community
  • debates
  • responses

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