This is the first handbook to focus on translation theory, based on an innovative and expanded definition of translation and on the newest perspectives in the field of Translation Studies.

With an introductory overview explaining the rationale, a part on foundational issues and three further parts on object translation, representamen translation and interpretant translation, the handbook provides a critical overview of conceptual approaches to translation which can contribute to our understanding of translational phenomena in the broadest sense. Authored by leading international figures, the handbook covers a wide range of theories and approaches from ecological and biosemiotic approaches to philosophical and cultural approaches, and from computational sciences to anthropology.

The Routledge Handbook of Translation Theory and Concepts is both an essential reference guide for advanced students, researchers and scholars in translation and interpreting studies, and it is an enlightening guide to future developments in the field.

part I|9 pages

Introduction 1

part II|64 pages


chapter 1|15 pages

Epistemological positions

ByÁlvaro Marín García

chapter 2|23 pages

Ontological positions

ByPiotr Blumczynski, Neil Sadler

chapter 3|24 pages

Positions in research methodology

ByGabriela Saldanha

part III|51 pages

Object translation

chapter 4|17 pages

Biosemiotic approaches

ByKalevi Kull

chapter 5|19 pages

Approaches to the sociology of knowledge

ByMaud Gonne

chapter 6|13 pages

Ecological approaches

ByCarolyn Shread

part IV|283 pages

Representamen translation

chapter 7|26 pages

Philosophical approaches 1

BySalah Basalamah

chapter 8|14 pages

Linguistic approaches

ByKirsten Malmkjær

chapter 9|16 pages

Functionalist approaches

ByChristiane Nord

chapter 10|23 pages

Descriptive approaches

ByAlexandra Assis Rosa

chapter 11|16 pages

Systems approaches

BySergey Tyulenev, Wenyan Luo

chapter 12|17 pages

Cultural approaches

ByBrian James Baer

chapter 13|22 pages

Sociological approaches

ByMoira Inghilleri

chapter 14|20 pages

Activist approaches

ByJan Buts

chapter 15|24 pages

Anthropological approaches

ByPeter Flynn

chapter 16|19 pages

Interdisciplinary approaches

ByCornelia Zwischenberger

chapter 17|14 pages

Approaches from computational sciences

ByLynne Bowker

chapter 18|29 pages

Intersemiotic approaches

BySusan Petrilli, Margherita Zanoletti

chapter 19|20 pages

A social semiotic multimodal approach to translation

ByElisabetta Adami

chapter 20|21 pages

Intermedial approaches

ByLars Elleström

part V|74 pages

Interpretant translation

chapter 21|30 pages

Hermeneutic approaches

ByDouglas Robinson

chapter 22|20 pages

Approaches to knowledge translation

ByKaren Bennett

chapter 23|22 pages

Approaches to reception

ByKeyan G. Tomaselli