Article published in:Metaphor and metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: Recent developments and applications
Edited by Francisco Gonzálvez-García, María Sandra Peña-Cervel and Lorena Pérez-Hernández
[Review of Cognitive Linguistics 9:1] 2011
► pp. 262–279
Translation Studies and the cognitive theory of metaphor
Although metaphor has always been a main concern in TS, little has been done to apply a far-raging cognitive theory of metaphor and metonymy to translation. As a rule, the few authors that have tried to deal with it are eclectic in their cognitive approach and show a prescriptive bias as concerns translation theory. However, thanks to the influence of disciplines like Cognitive Linguistics, among others, Descriptive Translation Studies (DTS) can undertake a more realistic study of metaphor translation which reflects the true nature of metaphor and the underlying regularities of its interlinguistic transfer, including cases excluded a priori by traditional studies for being ‘unfaithful’, ‘anomalous’ or ‘incorrect’ renderings.
Keywords: cognitive theory of metaphor, Translation Studies, metaphor translation
Published online: 06 July 2011
Cited by 5 other publications
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Massey, Gary & Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow
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