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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.1, No.1, Feb. 2015, Pub. Date: Jan. 28, 2015
On Trend-Restricted Theoretical Translation Studies: A Missing Link in Holmes’ Map
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[01] Peyman Nouraey, Faculty of Foundation Studies, Gulf College, Muscat, Oman.
[02] Amin Karimnia, Department of English Language, Fasa Branch, Islamic Azad University, Fasa, Iran.
Several systematic classifications have been made within the realm of Translation Studies (henceforth TS) up to the present day. Each of these issues tries to provide the ones working in the field with different aspects of translation. Regarded as the first classification of different aspects in TS, Holmes’ (1988) map of TS has gone under several revisions by a number of scholars (e.g., Gutt 2000, Pym 1998, Toury 1995, Zwart&Naaijkens1991, etc.). The present problem-restricted study aimed to investigate a branch which seemed to be dismissed within the Holmes’ map of TS, namely ‘trend-restricted theories’. The paper argues that this could be regarded as a missing branch in Holmes’ (ibid.) map of TS, distinguishing it from ‘time-restricted’ theories of translation. To do so, the map was introduced in a detailed way and further discussed. In order to prevent any clumsiness, the later-developed sub-branches pointed out by Toury (1995) were put into consideration, too. Finally, the paper argued the need for such sub-branch in the map.
Translation Studies, Trends, Theoretical Translation Studies, Translation History, Trend-Restricted Theories
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