The translatability of metaphor in LSP: application of a decision-making model

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Title: The translatability of metaphor in LSP: application of a decision-making model
Authors: Fuertes Olivera, Pedro Antonio | Velasco Sacristán, María Sol
Keywords: Traducción | Metáfora | Lenguajes especializados | Métodos de traducción | Modelos teóricos
Issue Date: Nov-2001
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Citation: FUERTES OLIVERA, Pedro Antonio; VELASCO SACRISTÁN, Marisol. “The translatability of metaphor in LSP: application of a decision-making model”. Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses. No. 14 (Nov. 2001). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 73-91
Abstract: The pragmatic approach to translation implies the consideration of translation as a useful test case for understanding the role of language in social life. Under this view this article analyses the decision-making stage translators go through in the course of formulating a TT. Hence this article contributes both to enhance the status of translation theory and to explain some of the decisions taken by the Spanish translators of three English Manuals of Economics. In short, we have argued that the use of a 'maximax' strategy for translating English metaphors as Spanish similarity-creating metaphors can be attributed to subjective factors, especially to the translators' cognitive system, their knowledge bases, the task specification, and the text type specific problem space. As a result, we have also claimed that proposals for translating microtextual problems —for example, metaphors — can benefit from the study of the above-mentioned subjective factors since they allow or inhibit the translators' choices in the decision-making stage of the translation process.
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ISSN: 0214-4808
DOI: 10.14198/raei.2001.14.05
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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