Social systems and translation

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Translation has always been implicitly or explicitly associated with structures larger than itself: it was considered as a factor in exchange between languages, cultures or semiotic domains. The “Manipulation group” and polysystem theorists theorised translation in system-theoretical terms in the wake of literary structuralist and systemic studies (the Russian Formalists and the Prague Linguistic Circle; see in detail in Polysystem theory and translation).

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