Death of the translator and birth of the interpreter Zhong, Yong en_US 2021-11-25T12:37:51Z 2021-11-25T12:37:51Z 1998 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the spirit of the post-structuralist announcement of “the death of the author”, this article discusses the rhetorical “death” of the translator and birth of the interpreter from three angles. I shall start with a discussion of the fluidity of meaning which results from the “death” of the author. I will then argue that the translator, as author of the translation, will also “die” and have no control over the production of meaning from the translated text. There will also be a brief discussion of translation failure, to support the notion that, technically, translation in the sense of precise reproduction of meaning is impossible. The last section of the article will announce the “birth” of the interpreter and discuss what inspiration his/her birth will provide to the profession. I am concerned with translation as a process of precise reproduction of meaning from one language to another and with interpretation as a process of presenting one’s own understanding of the meaning by such means as active reading, construing, paraphrasing and explaining. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0005-3503 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Translation en_US
dc.title Death of the translator and birth of the interpreter en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.description.publisherStatement This article is included with the permission of the publisher - Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations Inc. - en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Babel en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 336-347 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 44 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Zhong, Yong, Languages & Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of Humanities & Languages *
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