Intuition in Translation

Vilen N. Komissarov

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A linguistic dimension developed in translation theory in the middle of this century for several objective reasons. The post-war information explosion resulted in a sharp increase in contacts between people speaking different languages, and created a great demand for professional translators to cope with different forms of interlingual communication. Those professionals had to be properly trained—which implied an in-depth theoretical study of translation phenomena. Adequate training programs for future translators had to be based on a proper understanding of what makes a good translator, and on an objective description of the translating process.

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