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Déjean le Féal, Karla. 1991. La liberté en traduction [Liberty in translation]. Meta 36 (2-3) : 448–455.
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Article in jnl/bk
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Liberty in translation is a widely discussed subject in Translation Studies. One of the questions one might ask him/herself is whether the freedom in translation isn’t a myth rather than a reality. According to modern translation theory, “freedom” means extracting the author’s meaning out of the source text, after which that meaning is rendered in the target language with the same language register, with the same care, and for readers of the same socio-professional category, even when they are immersed in another culture. In this paper, the author investigates the degree of liberty of the translator within this definition of “freedom”.
Source : K. Foelen