The role of translation in contemporary Catalan culture

Crameri, K. (2000) The role of translation in contemporary Catalan culture. Hispanic Research Journal, 1(2), pp. 171-183. (doi: 10.1179/146827300787074961)

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Since the late nineteenth century, the translation of foreign literature into Catalan has been an important part of Catalan culture. From the Transition onwards, this practice has taken on a wider function as it has become a part of institutionalized attempts to promote the Catalan language and culture both within Catalonia and Europe. This article uses current theories of how translation functions within a culture in order to deal with three issues which have arisen from this situation: the motivation and mechanisms behind translation into Catalan; quality as a factor in translation; and the implications of Catalan attempts to promote translation of Catalan literature into other languages.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crameri, Professor Kathryn
Authors: Crameri, K.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Hispanic Research Journal
Publisher:Maney Publishing

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