The gap between theory and practice in translation

  • Mercedes Guhl Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: literary translation, translation teaching, translation studies, translation grounded theory, retranslations in Latin America.

Abstract

The author reflects on the ambivalent meanings of some of the terms used in translation theory to define its object of study. Such an ambivalence means that while theory helps us with translation analysis and criticism, it does not provide a solid basis for teaching translation. By way of example, the author examines two experiences of translation in Latin America: the retranslate of the comple­te works of Shakespeare, and of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

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Guhl, M. (2000). La brecha entre teoría y práctica de la traducción. Íkala. 5 (1-2), pp. 89 – 104

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Author Biography

Mercedes Guhl, Universidad de Antioquia
Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de los Andes, 1992; MA in Tranlation Studies, University of Warwick, 1997. Traductora literaria( Alicia en el país de las maravillas, La llamada de la selva, El fantasma de Canterville, cuentos de Katherine Mansfield, Matrimonio arreglado) y reseñista para las revistas “el mal pensante” y “50 libros sin cuenta” (Fundalectura). Profesora de cursos de traducción ingles-español en la Universidad del Rosario. Actualmente es profesora en la Especialización de Traducción de la Universidad Nacional.

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Published
2000-04-06
How to Cite
Guhl M. (2000). The gap between theory and practice in translation. Íkala, 5(1), 89-106. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/8547
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