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Wang, Bin. 2003. Metaphorical terms for translation. Perspectives 11 (3) : 189–195.
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Translation has been traditionally treated as a metaphor in so far as it has often been taken for granted that 1, the 'meaning' of a word is objective and truth-conditional, and that 2, a 'text' is considered as a 'container' with 'objective meaning'. Such metaphorization of translation finds its most obvious form in the concept of 'equivalence' and its various derivations, which have roots deep in the philosophy of objective meaning and metaphorical thinking.
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