Polysystem theory : its prospect as a framework for translation research

Nam Fung CHANG

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Abstract

This article deals with three interrelated issues: First the ‘cultural turn’ of Itamar Even-Zohar in contrast to the ‘cultural turn’ in Translation Studies, then the application of an augmented version of Polysystem theory in a short case study, and finally the question of objectivity and neutrality in descriptive polysystem studies. It is argued that Polysystem theory and other cultural theories of translation, be they descriptive or politically committed, can be mutually enriching rather than incompatible, and that, with some augmentation and further development, it may serve as an adequate framework for research into the ‘external politics’ of translation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-332
Number of pages16
JournalTarget
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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CHANG, Nam Fung. / Polysystem theory : its prospect as a framework for translation research. In: Target. 2001 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 317-332.
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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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