Chapter published in:Reflections on Translation Theory: Selected papers 1993 - 2014
[Benjamins Translation Library 132] 2017
► pp. 35–41
Since Translation Studies is an interdiscipline, there is a risk that it will become fragmented into separate subfields with no connections between them. The paper proposes that in order to prevent this development, we could focus on bridge concepts such as causality, which can show links between textual, cognitive, cultural and sociological approaches to translation. This might promote the ideal of consilience, the unity of all knowledge.
Keywords: interdiscipline, causality, bridge concept, brief, strategy, norm, effect, consilience