Comparative approaches to translation

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The comparative perspective on translation belongs to the very core of its study. On a broader scale this may be illustrated by the close relationship between the discipline of Translation Studies and adjacent disciplines like comparative literature and various branches of contrastive studies (linguistics, pragmatics, stylistics). (Cf. for instance the problems of demarcation between Translation Studies and Comparative Literature and Contrastive Linguistics discussed in Bassnett 1993 and Malmkjaer 1999 respectively; see also Literary Studies and Translation Studies.)

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