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Bibil Identifier bibil:201828
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Translation Technique and Translation Studies: The Problem of Translation Universals
Author Sollamo, Raija
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 339-351 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Studying translation techniques comes very close to translation studies in general. From the translation-studies side a challenge has been thrown to the Septuagint scholars for a closer collaboration. This challenge should be taken seriously because both parties would profit from it. Encouraged by the doctoral thesis submitted by Theo A.W. van der Louw on Transformations in the Septuagint: Towards an Interaction of Septuagint Studies and Translation Studies (2006) and his article on "Approaches in Translation Studies and Their Use for the Study of the Septuagint" in the Leiden Congress of IOSCS, I decided to tackle the common ground for these two fields, translation technique and translation studies. I am interested in particular in the discussion on translation universals that should characterize all translations. One feature that is suggested as a translation universal is interference, and it is a highly relevant aspect to be considered in translation technique as well. Translation technique of an old and literal translation, such as the Septuagint, gives new data and useful statistics to be considered in translation studies, for instance, when forming theories on translation universals. Translation technique might be able to either confirm or shake the foundations of the theories put forward in translation studies. I discuss some issues with examples from my translation-technical studies and van der Louw's doctoral thesis.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Methodology
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