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This one-volume Encyclopedia covers either the conceptual framework and heritage of translation. Organised alphabetically for ease of entry, a group of specialists from all over the world has been collected jointly to supply detailed, new insights.

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Findings from the domain which has so far been most thoroughly researched, multilateral anthologies of verse translations in German ( 1 850- 1 9 1 5), further include the fact that the type and intensity of anthologizing depend on the quality and stability of international con­ tacts , as well as on cross-cultural perceptions and expectations. Important factors include the recognition of the leading role of a country in literature and culture; its political and econ­ omic weight; shared perception of ethnic closeness or difference; political cooperation or rivalry; religious affinities or dislikes; and an anthologist's linguistic and cultural compet­ ence.

The answer to the first question is 'not much ' , and to the second ' very much ' , as described his comments on the situation in the following anecdote make sameness of ontological For, consider ' gavagai ' . Who knows but what the objects to which this term applies are not rabbits after all, but mere stages , or brief temporal segments , of rabbits? In either event the stimulus situations that 'Gavagai' ' Rabbit' . which sundry again, prompt Imagine a linguist engaged in radical trans­ assent to would be the same as for Or perhaps ' gavagai' undetached the the applies stimulus objects are parts of all to and rabbits; meaning would register no difference.

Different in formation but similar in result is the so-called Alexandrinian canon: the selection of ' classical' works intended to train - the reader's taste and to delimit the field of legitimate literature. an academy or a state board - to police the canon of literary rules. Such ' part against the rest' restrictions also apply, by and large , to (translation) anthologies under totalitarianism. In totalitarian regimes and under authoritarian educational systems , the restrictions are extended to collections of model translations and to anthologies for use in schools and colleges.

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