Translation and norms

Christina Schäffner (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Translation norms are understood as internalized behavioural constraints which embody the values shared by a community. In the two main contributions it is argued that all decisions in the translation process are primarily governed by norms. The explanatory power of a norm-based theory of translation is then critically reflected upon in the debates and the responses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationClevedon (UK)
PublisherMultilingual matters
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)1-85359-438-5, 978-1-85359-438-0
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 1999

Publication series

NameCurrent issues in language and society
PublisherMultilingual matters

Bibliographical note

Copyright of the Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications


  • translation
  • community
  • debates
  • responses

Research Output

The concept of norms in translation studies

Schäffner, C., 11 Jan 1999, Translation and norms. Schäffner, C. (ed.). Clevedon (UK): Multilingual matters, p. 1-8 8 p. (Current issues in language and society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Schäffner, C. (Ed.) (1999). Translation and norms. (Current issues in language and society). Multilingual matters.