To comprehend the activity of translation, we need to clarify the relationship between culture and language. But whatever our approach to the analysis of the translatability of a text into another language/culture may be, it is essential to realise that even under the least favourable of conditions – be it cultural and/or linguistic distance, or complexity and heterogeneity of the text - the linguistic tool, i.e. the language of man, is always potentially able to express elements belonging to another language/culture. But translation never succeeds in the pure and absolute sense of the term: it only succeeds in promising success or reconciliation.Translability always requires a discourse that allows for transporting a foreign culture into one’s own. In this way, translation is a labyrinth, a permanent errancy and exile; a love affair not only of two languages, but above all between two tongues.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL TRANSLATION

BEN AMARA, MOHAMED RADHOUAN
2009-01-01

Abstract

To comprehend the activity of translation, we need to clarify the relationship between culture and language. But whatever our approach to the analysis of the translatability of a text into another language/culture may be, it is essential to realise that even under the least favourable of conditions – be it cultural and/or linguistic distance, or complexity and heterogeneity of the text - the linguistic tool, i.e. the language of man, is always potentially able to express elements belonging to another language/culture. But translation never succeeds in the pure and absolute sense of the term: it only succeeds in promising success or reconciliation.Translability always requires a discourse that allows for transporting a foreign culture into one’s own. In this way, translation is a labyrinth, a permanent errancy and exile; a love affair not only of two languages, but above all between two tongues.
978-88-548-2701-1
translation, translatability, culture; traduzione, traducibilita', culture, lingue
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