Examples of behavioural, value or habitual gaps in Slovak translations of the New Testament

Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2013, vol. 18, iss. 2, pp. [17]-31
Extent
[17]-31
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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Article
Language
English
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
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Abstract(s)
Behavioural, value or habitual gaps are present in all kinds of texts, including translations of the New Testament. These gaps usually trigger situations where we have the impression of undesirable tension between verbal and non-verbal behaviour as we are unable to interpret the non-verbal behaviour correctly. Our difficulties may be based on insufficient cultural knowledge, but they can also arise from our cultural expectations of people's behaviour or values. The following paper describes five different examples of such gaps in selected Slovak translations of the New Testament.
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