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A (Bio)Semiotic Theory of Translation
The Emergence of Social-Cultural Reality





ISBN 9780367584139
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
208 Pages

 
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Book Description

This volume outlines a theory of translation, set within the framework of Peircean semiotics, which challenges the linguistic bias in translation studies by proposing a semiotic theory that accounts for all instances of translation, not only interlinguistic translation. In particular, the volume explores cases of translation which does not include language at all. The book begins by examining different conceptualizations of translation to highlight how linguistic bias in translation studies and semiotics has informed these fields and their development. The volume then outlines a complexity theory of translation based on semiotics which incorporates process philosophy, semiotics, and translation theory. It posits that translation is the complex systemic process underlying semiosis, the result of which produces semiotic forms. The book concludes by looking at the implications of this conceptualization of translation on social-cultural emergence theory through an interdisciplinary lens, integrating perspectives from semiotics, social semiotics, and development studies. Paving the way for scholars to analyze translational aspects of all semiotic phenomena, this volume is essential reading for graduate students and researchers in translation studies, semiotics, multimodal studies, cultural studies, and development studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Translation Problematized





Chapter 2. Conceptualizing Translation in Translation Studies





Chapter 3. Conceptualizing Translation in Semiotics





Chapter 4. Translation: The Process Underlying Semiosis





Chapter 5. Conceptualizing a Semiotic Theory of Translation





Chapter 6. Translating Socio-Cultural Emergence





Chapter 7. Musing About the Future of Reality in the Humanities

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Biography

Kobus Marais is interested in understanding the emergence of society and culture from a material substrate. He specializes in semiotics with a focus on complexity thinking and the relationship between translation and development. His publications include Translation theory and development studies: A complexity theory approach and, co-edited with Ilse Feinauer, Translation studies beyond the postcolony.