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Cover of: Epistemological problems in translation and its teaching by Anthony Pym
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Cover of: Epistemological problems in translation and its teaching by Anthony Pym

Epistemological problems in translation and its teaching
a seminar for thinking students

Published by Editions Caminade in Calaceit, Spain .
Written in English.

About the Book

Epistemological Problems outlines a critical approach that moves between deconstruction and pragmatics. It does not prescribe any norms; it does not set out to teach anyone how to translate. Instead, it poses and encourages the basic questions 'Why?' and 'How do you know?', which should be asked whenever anyone tells us anything about translation and the way it should be taught.
The book is based on a seminar that took place with the participation of students and teachers at the translation school in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The written version explains epistemological problems as simply as possible, following the oral style of the original discussions and referring to numerous local examples.

The chapter titles are as follows:
1. The primacy of doubt
2. Translation and deconstruction
3. Making sense of indeterminism
4. The uncertain authority of informants
5. The practice of semiosis
6. Principles for the teaching of translation
7. The positive uses of authority
8. The negotiation of mistakes and errors.

The Physical Object

Pagination 159p. ;
Number of pages 159

ID Numbers

Open Library OL16329064M
ISBN 10 0374199507


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