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Constructivist consequences: Translation and reality
University of Skövde, Department of Computer Science. Department of Philosophy of Science, University of Vienna, Austria.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2165-6669
1999 (English)In: Understanding Representation in the Cognitive Sciences: Does Representation Need Reality? / [ed] Alexander Riegler, Markus Peschl, Astrid von Stein, Boston, MA: Springer, 1999, p. 247-252Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper identifies the theory of the General Comunication System with its view of information as stable, storable and transferrable entities and the machine translation inspired search for the language of thought as the main trends in past cognitive scientifically relevant research in translation. The present reorientation with its remarkably different set of research questions is introduced. The contextuality of cognition, the twofold process of interpretation by meaning and sense construction and the development of cultural and expert competences are depicted as the foundation of a cognitive scientifically coherent picture on translation. Finally, it is shown how the introduction of the concept of compatibility revolutionizes the epistemological foundation of translation: the theory of linguistic reproduction is abandoned, and translation is seen as active construction of new meanings and situations.

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Boston, MA: Springer, 1999. p. 247-252
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18949ISI: 000167102100026ISBN: 978-0-306-46286-3 (print)ISBN: 978-0-585-29605-0 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-18949DiVA, id: diva2:1461332
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Conference on New Trends in Cognitive Science (NTCS 97), Vienna, Austria, May 14-16, 1997
Available from: 2020-08-26 Created: 2020-08-26 Last updated: 2020-08-26Bibliographically approved

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