Publication details [#836]

Ben-Ari, Nitsa. 1998. The ambivalent case of repetitions in literary translation: avoiding repetitions. A 'universal' of translation. Meta 43 (1) : 68–78.
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Although repetitions have a major function in literary texts, avoiding repetitions is one of the most recurrent norms of translation. So much so that it may be more accurate to refer to it as a universal of translation. The techniques of avoiding repetition vary from cancelling them altogether to replacing them with synonyms. When such solutions are impossible, translators may revert to announcing the repetition.
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