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Verbal Communication by Louis de Saussure, Andrea Rocci

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Stefano Arduini

21Translation

Abstract: The topic of the chapter is translation and its relation with communication. It is possible to summarize the main characteristics of translation in some points. Translation concerns texts not phrases or words. Translation is a kind rewriting because it has the goal of building an image of a text, of an author or of an entire literary culture and to project them in a different reception environment. Translation changes cultures and has a central role in a communication system. Translation develops a central role in the building of identities and cultures because it brings into play the relation between language and ideology. It also brings into play as a consequence the idea of language as a constant movement, ...

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