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Translation theory needs fresh and firmer theoretical underpinning. This "map" is part of a larger project that uses C.S. Peirce's theory of sign for the purpose. It contains a cursory review of basic semiotic notions and it shows how they can be applied to translation theory. These pages can give the reader a rough idea of what semiotics is about and of its use for a translation scholar. The semiotic notions covered include semiosis, the object-sign-interpretant triad, ground and goal, habit and belief, and pragmatism. The translation topics include process and product, equivalence, the dialectic between originals and translations, the categories of source and target, and norms.
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