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Hermeneutic Translation and Translation Criticism
Hermeneutic Translation and Translation Criticism

Author(s): Radegundis Stolze
Subject(s): Methodology and research technology, Hermeneutics, Translation Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: translator; responsibility; reflection; knowledge; translation error; manipulation;

Summary/Abstract: The point of departure is the concept of translation as a social and hermeneutic activity to facilitate understanding among people with different knowledge backgrounds. Human translation is depicted as a dynamic, mind- and body-bound process that is referred to in relevant literature as embodied, embedded, extended and enactive. The decisive role of the translator’s attitude is emphasised, including his or her awareness of a historical character of the mediated text. Within a hermeneutics-related approach to translation, several criteria for the translation analysis are postulated. Utmost caution is recommended in error-seeking evaluation of translation where a valid translation strategy might be confused with linguistic error.

  • Issue Year: 46/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 111-122
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English