The Pragmatic Translator: An Integral Theory of Translation

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A&C Black, Dec 20, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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This book is concerned with translation theory. It proposes an all-round view of translation in the terms of modern pragmatics, as articulated in three pragmatic functions (performative, interpersonal and locative) which describe how translated texts function in the world, involve readers and are rooted in their spatio-temporal contexts. It presents a full and up to date view of translation that takes into account thirty years of research in the field of Descriptive Translation Studies. Unlike DTS, the theory provides an account of products and processes. This publication exhibits the need for and usefulness of such a theory, and will be essential reading for scholars involved in translation and interpreting studies.
 

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Contents

A Linguistic Theory of Translation
1
1 The Pragmatic Translator
7
From TextType to Text Act
29
How to do Things with Poems
46
The Translators Personality
64
The Voice of the Source Author
83
Translating Space Translating Time
111
Repositioning Humour in Film and Comics
133
The Use of the Theory
155
Notes
160
Bibliography
179
Index
197
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Massimiliano Morini is Associate Professor of English Linguistics and Translation at the University of Udine, Italy.

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