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The two decades around the turn of the twentieth century saw an upsurge of interest in the possibility, raised by Gideon Toury in the 1970s (1977; 180a: 60), that there might exist “universals of translational behaviour”. According to Toury, these might include “an almost general tendency – irrespective of the translator’s identity, language, genre, period, and the like – to explicate in the translation information that is only implicit in the original text”. In this chapter, the author describes what research into translation universals was undertaken and what the results showed.
Source : W. Tesseur