Iconicity: East meets West
Out now: volume of the 9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature held in Tokyo, 2013.
'Iconicity: East meets West', the proceedings volume for the 9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature, which was held in Tokyo in 2013, has been published by John Benjamins. With contributions of Olga Fischer and Imogen Cohen, members of the English Department of the UvA.
About the workshop Translation, by Olga Fischer and Imogen Cohen
Olga Fischer and Imogen Cohen organized a workshop during the conference, in which translators explored how particular iconic features present in a literary text might be translated into another language. The languages involved were Dutch, German, Japanese, Polish (2 versions), Serbian, and Swedish. Apart from discussing the translations and the translation difficulties, a further aim was to find out whether we can distinguish any general or language-specific strategies in translating iconic features involving sound, (morpho)syntax or the lexicon. A report on the workshop is included in this volume.