Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Paradoxes of Translation

Peter Newmark (1998: 99) menjelaskan dengan sangat lugas mengenai The Paradoxes of Translation berikut ini:

Like my master F. R. Leavis, I am always trying to find areas of agreement about my subject with my colleagues and my students; but this is often a vain task, since translation reflects politics, morality, aesthetics. Most people would agree that one purpose of translating is to make the original text comprehensible to the putative reader. I would add, normally outside the text, if the text is authoritative and needs explanation. Many would disagree. I would add, even if the text is culturally or linguistically obscure to the first readership. Many would disagree. And then, in other moods, I say why not make the second readership do its own homework, which the first readership had to do? Why hand out everything on a plate?

Sangat mengena  !!!!

Newmark, Peter. 1998. More Paragraphs on Translation. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

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