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Title: Translation and the Accommodation of Diversity
Subtitle: Indian and non-Indian Perspectives
Edited By: Jean Peeters
Jandhyala Prabhakara Rao
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262651
Description:

Translation is rooted in diversity and its nature necessarily resides in accommodating differences of all sorts: lexical, textual, macrotextual, intertextual, individual, social, cultural, political, et cetera. This collection of papers, which deals with literature, poetry, hospital situations, minority languages, proverbs and so on, gives a good picture of how differences are accommodated in translation across languages but also across cultures. They form a good starting point for comparison between translation practices and translation approaches. They reveal how Indian and Western scholars perceive translation.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783631626511
Pages: 149
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U.K. £ 22.00
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