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  1. paul, Translation Universals: Mauranen, Kujamaki (Eds.)

Message 1: Translation Universals: Mauranen, Kujamaki (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 10:05:37 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Translation Universals: Mauranen, Kujamaki (Eds.)

Title: Translation Universals
Subtitle: Do they exist?
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 48
Publication Year: 2004 
Publisher:	John Benjamins
Book URL:

Editor: Anna Mauranen, University of Tampere 
Editor: Pekka Kujam�ki, University of Joensuu 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114686, Pages: vi, 224 pp., Price: USD 114.00


Translation universals is one of the most intriguing and controversial
topics in recent translation studies. Can we discover general laws of
translation, independent of the particularities of individual
translations? Research into this is new: serious empirical work only
began in the late nineties. The present volume offers the state of the
art on the issue. It includes theoretical discussion on alternative
conceptualisations and new distinctions around the basic
concepts. Several papers test hypotheses on universals in the light of
recent work in different languages, and some suggest new ones emerging
from empirical work over the last two-three years. The book
contributes to the search for generalities in translation, the
methodological solutions available, and presents emerging evidence on
the kinds of regularities that large-scale research is bringing
forth. On a more practical level, the applicability of the hypotheses
and findings to translator education is, as always, a concern for
translation studies.

Table of contents

Introduction 1--11

I. Conseptualising universals 
Probabilistic explanations in translation studies: Welcome as they
 are, would they qualify as universals?
 Gideon Toury 15--32 
Beyond the particular
 Andrew Chesterman 33--49 
When is a universal not a universal? Some limits of current
 corpus-based methodologies for the investigation of translation
 Silvia Bernardini and Federico Zanettin 51--62 

II. Large-scale tendencies in translated language 
Corpora, universals and interference
 Anna Mauranen 65--82 
Untypical frequencies in translated language: A corpus-based study on
 a literary corpus of translated and non-translated Finnish
 Sari Eskola 83--99 
Untypical patterns in translations: Issues on corpus methodology and
 Jarmo Harri Jantunen 101--126 

III. Testing the basics 
Translation-specific lexicogrammar? Characteristic lexical and
 collocational patterning in Swedish texts translated from English
 Per-Ola Nilsson 129--141 
Explicitation: A universal of translated text?
 Vilma P�pai 143--164 
Explicitation of clausal relations: A corpus-based analysis of clause
 connectives in translated and non-translated Finnish children's
 Tiina Puurtinen 165--176 
Unique items -- over- or under-represented in translated language?
 Sonja Tirkkonen-Condit 177--184

IV. Universals in the translation class 
What happens to "unique items" in learners' translations? "Theories"
 and "concepts" as a challenge for novices' views on "good translation"
 Pekka Kujam�ki 187--204 
The fate of "The Families of Medell�n": Tampering with a potential
 translation universal in the translation class
 Riitta J��skel�inen 205--214 

Author index 215--217 
Subject index 219--221

Lingfield(s):	Translation 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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