LINGUIST List 27.1256

Fri Mar 11 2016

Books: Memes of Translation: Chesterman

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 04-Mar-2016
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Memes of Translation: Chesterman
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Title: Memes of Translation
Subtitle: The spread of ideas in translation theory. Revised edition
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 123
Published: 2016
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/btl.123

Author: Andrew Chesterman
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267382 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 33.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267382 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267382 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027258687 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027258687 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027258687 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027258694 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 34.98
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027258694 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027258694 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Abstract:

Editor's note: This is a revised edition of a previously announced book.

This revised edition of Memes of Translation includes updates that relate the book's themes to more recent research in Translation Studies. The book contributes to the debate about whether it is worth seeking a coherent theory of translation, by proposing an approach based on norms, strategies and values, which are all seen as kinds of memes, i.e. ideas that spread. The meme metaphor allows us to see translation in the context of cultural evolution, and also highlights similarities with the philosopher Karl Popper's analysis of another kind of evolution: that of scientific knowledge. A translation is, after all, itself a theory – a theory about the source text. And as Popper stressed, theories of all kinds are like nets we make in order to catch something of reality: never perfectly, but always in the hope of better understanding.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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