Publication details [#1086]

Ballard, Michel. 1997. Créativité et traduction [Creativity and translation]. Target 9 (1) : 85–110.
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It may seem strange to mention creativity in connection with translation when everyone knows the extent to which its secondary nature has been repeatedly stressed. But translation as a matter of fact requires such skillful handling of the target material that the translator can be considered as a creator in the full sense of the term. It is this treatment of linguistic material with a view to the creation of forms which is explored in the present article, and this involves a reassessment of the structuring of equivalence within the theoretical frame of the unit of translation.
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