Linguistics and translation

Kirsten Malmkjær
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The relationship between translation and linguistics has not always been harmonious; in particular, translation scholars have accused linguists of misapprehending translation ‘as a mere transcoding process’ (Snell-Hornby 1988: 3) and of being obsessed with a notion of equivalence which does not itself remain stable with variation in the terms used to denote it in different languages.

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