AUC Philologica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica) is an academic journal published by Charles University. It publishes scholarly articles in a large number of disciplines (English, German, Greek and Latin, Oriental, Romance and Slavonic studies, as well as in phonetics and translation studies), both on linguistic and on literary and cultural topics. Apart from articles it publishes reviews of new academic books or special issues of academic journals.

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AUC PHILOLOGICA, Vol 2015 No 3 (2015), 73–82

How many functionalisms are there in translation studies?

Zuzana Jettmarová

announced: 10. 03. 2016


Slavic translation studies as a whole is an uncharted territory almost missing on the international map of the discipline. At the same time, Western digests, overviews and encyclopaedias often reduce functionalism to the Skopos theory. There are several reasons for this status quo in the discipline. Jiří Levý, sometimes referred to as a Russian formalist, is taken here as an example of Eastern functionalism and compared to Western functionalisms. It is hoped that recent tendencies in TS will result in the integration of Eastern TS into the mainstream and in the extension of the functionalist family membership, along with the reassessment of what functionalism is.

keywords: translation studies; translation theory; functionalism; functional translation; equivalence; Czech translation theory; Slavic translation studies; norms; teleology; communication; sociosemiotics; structuralism; historiography; misiterpretation; Levý; Gentzler

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ISSN: 0567-8269
E-ISSN: 2464-6830