Translation as trasmission

28 Dicembre 2013 | Commenti disabilitati

According to Louis G. Kelly , whose masterpiece was published by Basil Blackwell in Oxford (1979), modern linguists distinguish three types of translation: intralingual (rewording in the same language), interlingual (rewording in another language) and transmutation ( reworking in another code altogether). The problem of translation theory could thus be depicted schematically by a series [...]

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