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Continued 31 Introduction SECTION A This can be described graphically as follows: ST chunk TT chunk comparator This has long been a thorny issue in Translation Studies and no one measure has ever been accepted by all. 2 above? How objective do you feel this comparison was? Attempts at objectifying the comparison have included van Leuven-Zwart’s Architranseme concept where the dictionary meaning of the ST term was taken as a comparator and used independently to evaluate the closeness of the ST and TT term (van Leuven-Zwart 1989, 1990).
We shall discuss these in more detail in Units 9 to 11. 6 ➤ Look at the corresponding warning notice printed on medicines and other products in your other language(s). Is the same wording always used whether or not the instructions are original SL or part of a translated text? Of course, texts themselves are not isolated but function within their own sociocultural and ideological environment. Equally importantly, at the intertextual level, texts are inﬂuenced reworkings of earlier texts. This concept of intertextuality will be discussed in far greater depth in Units 10 and 11, while the notion of culture as the unit of translation, argued by Snell-Hornby (1990), underpins Unit 13.
And so-called ‘linguistics-oriented’ translation theory has not interacted well with translation practice simply because it has systematically sought neatness of categories at the expense of being true to what people say or do with language, which is what gets translated ultimately. In parole-oriented translation theory and practice, we are concerned not so much with the systemic similarities and differences between languages as with the communicative process in all its aspects, with conventions (both linguistic and rhetorical) and with translation as mediation between different languages and cultures.