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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(18); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061819.

Analysis of Translatability in the West


Huang Yali

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Huang Yali

Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, Chongqing, 402160, China


Among various issues in translation studies, the study of translatability has drawn special attention for a long time. In traditional structural view, translatability has been approached in two ways: the universalist one and the monadist one. However, some stands between the two and proposes that the translatability of a text is varied on different dimensions: issues on the cognitive and expressive level are translatable, on the cultural level are partial translatable, and on the artistic level are untranslatable. Apart from this traditional view, deconstructive theorists resist such systems of categorization and undertake a radical redrawing of translatability and lead people to rethink this issue, but its limitless interpreting and denying everything also make people bewildered and lost.


translatability, classic approach, deconstructive approach

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Huang Yali. Analysis of Translatability in the West. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 18: 112-118. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061819.


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