ERIC Number: ED134949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
That Which Is Lost in Translation.
Kline, Lloyd W.
Communication solely through language has limitations, but translation of one language into another suffers from even more limitations. This paper explores these limitations, discussing the advantages of graphic symbols, the cultural differences which impede translation, the difficulty of expressing emotion verbally, and the difficulty of translating idiom and poetry. The paper concludes that, in translation, the spirit of the message is more important than the word-for-word meaning. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (6th, Singapore, August 17-19, 1976)