Intertextuality and translation : a relevance-theoretic approach

Almazan Garcia, EM 2002, Intertextuality and translation : a relevance-theoretic approach , MPhil thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between intertextuality and translation with the aim of aiding the translator make more theoretically enlightened decisions in this area of special difficulty. The critical review of the literature on translation and intertextuality provided in Part I reveals that none of the approaches is able to provide an explanatory account of the relationship between them, as they are based on deficient, and sometimes contradictory, accounts of the concept of intertextuality itself. In Part II it is shown how Sperber and Wilson's (1986/1995) relevancetheoretic approach to cognition and communication provides answers to the problems raised in Part I. A relevance-theoretic analysis of intertextuality is developed, based on the notions of metarepresentation and interpretive use. It is shown how, together with the relevance-theoretic account of translation proposed by Gutt (1991/2000), this analysis is able to provide a more adequate theoretical foundation for the resolution of practical translation problems.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Contributors: Blakemore, D (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Funders: Barrie Foundation, British Council
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 13:06
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 13:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61027

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