1st Edition

Indirect Translation
Theoretical, Methodological and Terminological Issues

ISBN 9780367199463
Published March 21, 2019 by Routledge
110 Pages

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Book Description

In an effort to counter the marginalization of indirect translation in systematic research, this book establishes innovative theoretical and methodological grounds and mitigates terminological instability in the field.

In so doing, it unsettles the binary paradigms still predominant in translation research, such as original versus translation and source versus target culture/language/text. The contributors focus on the indirect translation of literature and cover a variety of European and Asian cultures and languages, such as Assamese, Bengali, Catalan, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil and Urdu.

This book will be of interest to all researchers studying intercultural relations, the probabilistic genealogies of texts, the circulation of texts and ideas among dominant and dominated cultures and groups, and the implications of English as a main pivot language in today’s world. This book was originally published as a special issue of Translation Studies.

Table of Contents


Alexandra Assis Rosa, Hanna Pięta, Rita Bueno Maia

1. Theoretical, methodological and terminological issues regarding indirect translation: An overview

Alexandra Assis Rosa, Hanna Pięta and Rita Bueno Maia

2. Indirectness in literary translation: Methodological possibilities

Maialen Marin-Lacarta

3. Arguing for indirect translations in twenty-first-century Scandinavia

Cecilia Alvstad

4. Institutionalized intermediates: Conceptualizing Soviet practices of indirect literary translation

Susanna Witt

5. Indirect translation and discursive identity: Proposing the concatenation effect hypothesis

James Hadley

6. Theoretical, methodological and terminological issues in researching indirect translation: A critical annotated bibliography

Hanna Pięta

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Alexandra Assis Rosa is Assistant Professor of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, and a researcher in Translation Studies in the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies CEAUL/ULICES, Portugal. She has published on translation of dialect, forms of address, the communicative structure of translated narrative, censorship, retranslation and indirect translation.

Hanna Pięta is a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies CEAUL/ULICES, Portugal. With interests in indirect translation, centre-periphery relations, bibliometrics, translation history and translator training, she has published in the fields of Translation Studies and Iberian-Slavonic Studies.

Rita Bueno Maia is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture. With interests in indirect translation, pseudotranslation, translator training, exile, Iberian relations and book history, she has published in the fields of Translation Studies and Iberian Studies.