Towards a General Theory of Translational Action: Skopos Theory Explained

Towards a General Theory of Translational Action: Skopos Theory Explained

by Katharina Reiss, Hans J Vermeer

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ISBN-13: 9781317639992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

0. Introduction

0.1 Preliminary remarks

0.2 General epistemological considerations

0.3 The purpose of T&I studies

0.4 General remarks on terminology


Part I. Theoretical groundwork


1. Terminological distinctions

1.1 The need for a generic term

1.2 The advantage of neologisms

1.3 Formal distinctions

1.4 Summary 1

1.5 Other definitions


2. Of worlds and languages

2.1 Framework for a theory of translational action: an overview

2.2 The concept of ‘language’

2.3 Forms of transfer

2.4 Summary: ‘Transfer’ as a generic concept

2.5 Language and culture

2.6 What is translated?


3. Translational action as an ‘offer of information’ (functional definition)

3.1 Different translation strategies at work

3.2 Translation seen as a two-phase communication process

3.3 An ‘information’ theory of translation

3.4 In search of a consistent theory: five examples

3.5 Another short note on terminology

3.6 Translation as an IO about another IO

3.7 Types of ‘information offers’ about texts

3.8 The benefits of our theory

3.9 Translation as ‘imitatio’


4. The priority of purpose (skopos theory)

4.1 Introductory remarks

4.2 The priority of functionality

4.3 Summary

4.4 The skopos rule

4.5 The sociological rule

4.6 Phases in decision-making

4.7 Skopos hierarchies

4.8 Source-text skopos vs. target-text skopos


5. Summary of the theoretical groundwork (3, 4)


6. Some further considerations regarding the theoretical groundwork

6.1 Success and protest

6.2 Intratextual coherence

6.3 Intertextual coherence (fidelity)

6.4 Types of coherence


7. General rules for translational action


8. Taxonomy for a theory of translational action

8.1 Preliminary remarks

8.2 Models of translational action

8.3 Taxonomy


Part II. Specific theories


9. The relationship between source text and target text


10. Equivalence and adequacy

10.0 Preliminary remarks

10.1 Towards a definition of equivalence

10.2 Origin of the equivalence concept

10.3 On the fuzziness of the equivalence concept

10.4 Defining the scope of the equivalence concept

10.5 The concept of adequacy

10.6 Equivalence vs. adequacy

10.7 Equivalence as a dynamic concept

10.8 Text and textual equivalence

10.9 Equivalence criteria

10.10 Achieving textual equivalence in the translation process

10.11 The text

10.12 Hierarchies of equivalence requirements

10.13 Discussion of examples

10.14 Conclusions


11. Genre theory

11.0 Introduction

11.1 The concept of genre

11.2 Genre definition

11.3 Genre conventions and genre classes

11.4 The role of genre in the communicative event

11.5 The role of genre in the translation process

11.6 Summary


12. Text type and translation

12.0 Preliminary remarks

12.1 Text status

12.2 Text function

12.3 Text types

12.4 Hybrid forms

12.5 Identifying signals

12.6 Amplification of the typology

12.7 The relevance of text types for translation




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