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Author Pym, Anthony
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Cross-cultural Communication ♦ Previous Theory ♦ Large-scale System ♦ Perceived Crossing ♦ Abstract Conception ♦ Several Center ♦ Various Point ♦ Globalizing Age
Abstract The following is a series of propositions designed to connect a few ideas about translation as a mode of cross-cultural communication. The ideas are drawn from a multiplicity of existing theories; the aim is not particularly to be original. The propositions are instead intended to link up three endeavors: an abstract conception of cross-cultural communication, a description of the specificities of translation, and an attempt to envisage the future of such communication in a globalizing age. The various points at which the propositions draw on or diverge from previous theories are indicated in a series of notes. 1. On cross-cultural communication in general 1.1. Cross-cultural communication involves the perceived crossing of a point of contact between cultures. 1.2. Cultures here are minimally seen as large-scale systems of assumed shared references, linguistic or otherwise1, used for the purposes of reducing complexity.2 1.3. Cultures themselves may idealize one or several centers, where the shared
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