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‘Translation’ and Theories of Literary Translation. The Contribution of Comparative Historical Semantics
‘Translation’ and Theories of Literary Translation. The Contribution of Comparative Historical Semantics

Author(s): Pietro Umberto Dini
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS

Summary/Abstract: "Having to speak about translation to my fellow researchers of different fields I was wondering which aspect would be of interest to everyone (and not only to linguists). I believe the aspect of historical linguistics (or rather comparative historical semantics) would suit. It would help explain the origins of the meta-linguistic terminology that is so often applied and take a fresh look at the issues that have been under discussion for a long time. I intend to discuss the topic in the following order: as I will be dealing with semantics, I first suggest that we discuss the present state of the lexicon. Then I am going to inquire into its sources, making an attempt at the reconstruction of the situation in the [...]"

  • Issue Year: XIV/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 383-398
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English