Considerations About Translation: Strategies About Frontiers

  • Lía Rodriguez de la Vega
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The translation of any text focuses action and attention on the transference of a source language into a target language. It entails different methodological issues that range from linguistic treatment, grammatical issues of the languages considered, lexical issues and how to approach them, space and time considerations in a given textual construction, implied ethical questions, and so on. The approach to such issues varies from one translator to another. While some look for lexicographic patterns between the original text and its translation, others seek to convey the sense of the original text in the contexts of translation. Against this background, this chapter reviews some theoretical questions underpinning methodological approaches and those approaches as used in translation, along with normative, linguistic, and ethical issues, concluding with a reflection about translation in cross-cultural research. For such purpose, this chapter draws on a bibliographic review and the experiences of researchers who translate or have translated different types of texts – mainly written ones – in a nonprofessional manner.


Translation Lexicographic pattern Methodological approach Linguistic treatment Grammatical issue Lexical issue Space and time consideration Theoretical question Internationalization of English 


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  1. 1.Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresUniversity of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

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