Translators' Strategies and Creativity

Selected Papers from the 9th International Conference on Translation and Interpreting, Prague, September 1995

In honor of Jiří Levý and Anton Popovič

Ann Beylard-Ozeroff | University of Geneva
Jana Králová | Charles University, Prague
ORCID logoBarbara Moser-Mercer | University of Geneva
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In their contributions the authors reflect upon Levý’s thinking on translation as a communication process and on Popovič’s insistence on the importance of re-creating a text both at the surface and deep levels. Examples are drawn from literary translation, technical translation, from audio-visual translation and from interpreting, and the authors point out that translators in all domains inevitably come up against linguistic, textual and other constraints, which, if they are to be resolved successfully, call upon a translator’s and interpreter’s strategies and creativity. The authors argue that this is the essence of professional decision-making in translation — according to Levý translation is a decision-making process — and that translation teachers should help students develop an understanding of translation strategies and of the vital role that creativity plays throughout the translation/interpreting process.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 27] 1998.  xiv, 230 pp.
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“This volume [...] is a considerable contribution to translation theory, teaching and practice.”
“[...] this volume contains most valuable in-depth research into the areas suggested by the title. The cultural orientation of all the articles shows that translation is no longer regarded as a strictly linguistic operation. In a concrete, systematic, and manageable manner, and by examination of actual strategies, the authors discuss the commanding issue of translators' creativity. Their success in this effort testifies to the maturity that the discipline of Translation Studies has reached in recent years.”
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