Translation Equivalence in the Bilingual Society, Leticia Molinero
Addressing the concept of translation equivalence refers us to the debate between formalist (prescriptivist) and functionalist translation theorists. The past three decades have witnessed the rise of radical changes in the concept of translation equivalence. While linguists and translation theorists were discussing and forging the skopos theory and favoring functionalist translation strategies, empirical translators in the United States faced a linguistic reality wherein bilingualism, cultural convergence and government requirements forced us to see the need to transcend the frontiers of the general Hispanic norm. In this article we present a first approximation to the evolution of the translation experience in the bilingual society, while also showing the need for specific research on the communicative reality in written Spanish in the United States.
Citation: RIUSS Newsletter, Vol. 1 Num. 1 (2016) – Translation Equivalence in the Bilingual Society, Leticia Molinero