Translation Studies and the cognitive theory of metaphor
Author: Samaniego Fernández, Eva
Source: Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Metaphor and metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: Recent developments and applications , pp. 262-279(18)
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Abstract:Although metaphor has always been a main concern in TS, little has been done to apply a far-raging cognitive theory of metaphor and metonymy to translation. As a rule, the few authors that have tried to deal with it are eclectic in their cognitive approach and show a prescriptive bias as concerns translation theory. However, thanks to the influence of disciplines like Cognitive Linguistics, among others, Descriptive Translation Studies (DTS) can undertake a more realistic study of metaphor translation which reflects the true nature of metaphor and the underlying regularities of its interlinguistic transfer, including cases excluded a priori by traditional studies for being ‘unfaithful’, ‘anomalous’ or ‘incorrect’ renderings.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
- Published under the auspices of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association