1. What is a Translation Theory? 2. Natural Equivalence 3. Directional Equivalence 4. Purposes 5. Descriptions 6. Uncertainty 7. Localization 8. Cultural Translation
Anthony Pym is Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Rovira i Virgili University, Spain. He is also President of the European Society for Translation Studies, a fellow of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, and Visiting Researcher at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His publications include The Status of the Translation Profession in the European Union (2013) and On Translator Ethics (2012).
"Pym has a rare gift for exposition. He equips his readers to theorise for themselves by starting from problems rather than pronouncements...For anyone who has ever sought to convince others that theory can enrich and enhance translation practice, this book is essential reading." - Adrienne Mason, University of Bristol, UK
"Exploring Translation Theories is a valuable addition to the recent publishing boom in Translation Studies: it offers a clear exposition of the principal theories for newcomers to the field while placing them in enough new light to provide food for thought for more established Translation Studies scholars, and suggests a number of tantalising new directions for research." - Susan Pickford, Universite Paris-Sorbonne
"Exploring translation theories, Second edition by Anthony Pym is a thought provoking book on prevailing paradigms of Western translation theories. Each chapter is clearly laid out with an opening summary, a bulleted list of the chapter's key points, a section in which key terms are defined if necessary, and a segment that offers supporting and opposing arguments about the chapter's theories. Additionally, each chapter contains a closing summary and a list of suggested activities that relate to the chapter's paradigm, making it an ideal addition to an advanced course on translation...the "Suggested projects and activities" sections at the end of each chapter are a welcome addition to any translation classroom. The activities are fun and informative, as they will challenge students to think through the different paradigms on a practical level." - Diana Gorman Jamrozik, Columbia College Chicago. LINGUIST List