Of Theorists and Theories

  • Jenny Williams
Part of the Palgrave Textbooks in Translating and Interpreting book series (PTTI)


Douglas Robinson has claimed that translation theorists are engaged in ‘attempts to make sense of what they’re doing and why, and of how both they and their work fit into larger social and aesthetic contexts’ (1997a: xx). In this chapter we shall be asking who these theorists are, how they conceive the goals of their theories and what qualifies as a translation theory.


Machine Translation Translation Study Subjective Theory Science Paradigm Translation Memory 
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© Jenny Williams 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenny Williams
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  1. 1.Dublin City UniversityIreland

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