ERIC Number: EJ532586
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Pragmatic Factors on the Definition of Equivalence in Translation.
Ruuskanen, Deborah D. K.
Language Sciences, v18 n3-4 p883-95 Jan-Apr 1996
Professional translators were asked what questions they asked the clients before accepting a commission, and were then asked to comment on how the answers to these questions affected the translation assignment. The creation of an "implied reader" by the translator is posited, and a variable definition of equivalence is proposed, based on pragmatic factors translators reported using. (12 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Note: Special issue: Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Volume 2: Discourse Strategies.