Textlinguistik und Übersetzungswissenschaft – Entwicklung und Interaktion

Peter Holzer


Since the beginning of the 1980s the categories of text linguistics have played an increasingly important role in both theoretical and applied translation studies. They have attracted more and more attention in the course of attempts to establish a translation-oriented text theory and text analysis for teaching purposes. In this context translation studies have been able to make a useful contribution to the linguistic debate on text cohesion and coherence and have in turn greatly benefited from that debate. At the same time, through contact with other disciplines, inclu¬ding the social sciences and cultural sciences, translation studies have helped to generate new aspects in text linguistics and to extend its hori¬zons. Today text linguistics and translation studies exist in a form of symbiosis that has attractive potential for the future.

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