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By Frederick Busch
With prepared ruminations that remember the critics of yore--Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe--Busch, during this period of ethical indirection, calls on his enduring love of significant books to bare how the literature of the earlier is the main to the longer term.
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Here I focus on the sub-paradigm where the things of equal value are presumed to exist prior to anyone translating. In principle, this means it makes no difference whether you translate from language A into language B or vice versa: you should get the same value both ways. That “natural” equivalence will be opposed to what I will call “directional” equivalence in the next chapter. Natural equivalence stands at the base of a strong and robust body of thought, closely allied with Applied Linguistics.
This commanding role of the start text places Koller’s general approach under the umbrella of “natural equivalence,” since the start text determines when “pragmatic” equivalence is necessary. The German theorist Katharina Reiss (1971/2000) was saying fairly similar things in the same years. Her approach recognizes three basic text types (informative, expressive, and operative) and she then argues that each type requires that 58 equivalence be sought on the level corresponding to it (giving appropriate weight to content, form, or effect).
All specialized fields of knowledge have their terminologies; they unnaturally create “natural” equivalents. Vinay and Darbelnet, however, are seeking equivalents characterized as “natural” precisely because they are supposed to have developed without interference from meddling linguists, translators, or other languages. In terms of this naturalism, the best translations are found when you are not translating. You use this mode of thought whenever you look for solutions in “parallel texts” (non-translational target-language texts on the same topic as the source text).
A Dangerous Profession: A Book About the Writing Life by Frederick Busch