Chapter published in:Reflections on Translation Theory: Selected papers 1993 - 2014
[Benjamins Translation Library 132] 2017
► pp. 253–268
Beyond the particular
Translation scholars have proposed and sought generalizations about translation from various perspectives. This paper discusses three main ways of getting “beyond the particular”: traditional prescriptive statements, traditional critical statements, and the contemporary search for universals in corpus studies. There are a number of problems with each of the approaches.
Keywords: regularity, tendency, generalization, fallacy, universals