The Czech structuralist tradition and a model of translation-related semiotic analysis

Title: The Czech structuralist tradition and a model of translation-related semiotic analysis
Source document: Brno studies in English. 2018, vol. 44, iss. 2, pp. [37]-58
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    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
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This paper is a follow-up study on the influence of Czech structuralism on Czech translation theory. The pilot research paper (Zehnalová 2015) aimed at introducing Czech structuralism as a tradition firmly rooted in functionalism and distinguished by the semiotic account of language as communication embedded within its social-cultural environment, by dynamic notions of function and meaning-making, by concepts of potentiality, intersubjectivity, open structure and style as a unifying principle that integrates all textual levels and is itself integrated into the semiotic perspective. The potential of Czech structuralism for Translation Studies was demonstrated by developing a model of semiotic text analysis. The present paper further explores these concepts theoretically, with a special focus on the semiotic perspective as an integrating principle and on its usefulness for translation-oriented text analysis. It seeks to substantiate the model by providing further illustrative examples and to draw translation-relevant conclusions.
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