Publication details [#11584]

Lewis, Rohan Anthony. 2005. Through the prism of creolisation: language, nationalism and translation. Translation Studies in the New Millennium 3.
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One of the most enduring communal frameworks to have defined language practices has been European nationalism. With the post colonial waning of European hegemony and the reorganisation of cultural spaces across the globe, alternative conceptions of identity have emerged. One such alternative identitarian frame is found in the synthesis implied by creolisation, which constitutes a cultural unity evolving from the blending of diverse original elements. The social, cultural and political consciousness that called this unity into being, like that which called European nationalism into being, has had important consequences on language practices. This paper examines the potential impact of the Creole identitarian framework on the nature of the linguistic practice called translation.
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