Publication details [#6167]

Pym, Anthony. 2004. Propositions on cross-cultural communication and translation. Target 16 (1) : 1–28.
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Pym argues that the concepts of complexity, success conditions and risk can describe not only the act of translating as a mode of cross-cultural communication, but also certain features of the professional intercultures to which translators belong. He offers an approach that runs from an analysis of cross-cultural communication to a description of professional intercultures, their sources of power, and the reasons for their apparent lack of power in a globalizing age.
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