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Pym, Anthony. 2009. Exploring translation theories. London & New York: Routledge. 200 pp.
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This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the key traditional and contemporary paradigms of translation theory. The book builds on Western theories of translation, starting with a survey of the classical twentieth-century linguistic approaches before moving on to more recent models such as cultural translation. Each central paradigm and its associated theories are addressed in turn, including equivalence, purpose, description, uncertainty, localisation and cultural translation. Readers are encouraged to explore the various theories and consider their strengths and implications for translation today and in the future. The book closes with a survey of the way translation is used as a model in postmodern cultural studies and sociologies, extending the scope beyond traditional Western notions. [Based on abstract in book]

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