AbstractFor years now, scholars have been calling for a more “critical consciousness” of how Euro-American translation theories are applied to East Asian translation studies (Wakabayashi 2012). Judy Wakabayashi suggests there is a need for empirical testing of western paradigms on Japanese translation research (Wakabayashi 2012, 34). To an extent, Adachi Reito’s book sets out to answer that call through the use of references to major western translation theories on an as-needed basis, including the theory of translation universals, Gideon Toury’s translation norms, Eugene Nida’s dynamic equivalence, and literal translation. However, the book does not offer [...]
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