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Title: Translation im Spannungsfeld der cultural turns
Edited By: Katarzyna Lukas
Izabela Olszewska
Marta Turska
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262457
Series Title: Studien zur Germanistik, Skandinavistik und Übersetzungskultur

Dieser Band nimmt den auf Doris Bachmann-Medick zurückgehenden Gedanken der cultural turns in den Kulturwissenschaften auf. Die Veränderungen der Forschungsmethoden und -schwerpunkte, die den turns entspringen, erweisen sich für die Translationswissenschaft als besonders produktiv. Forscherinnen und Forscher aus Polen, Deutschland und Österreich untersuchen das Phänomen der Translation als kulturelles Faktum: Übersetzungen von literarischen, pragmatischen und wissenschaftlichen Texten in diversen Sprachenkombinationen. Die Beiträge verknüpfen die linguistisch-literaturwissenschaftlichen Aspekte der Übersetzung mit politisch-ideologischen, sozialen und ethischen Determinanten des translatorischen Handelns, die im Zuge des postcolonial turn und des social turn verstärkt in den Blickwinkel rücken.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631624579
Pages: 239
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