In this article the current situation of translation between Catalan and Spanish is drawn into two areas of speciality strongly intertwined: the literary and the audiovisual one. The aim is to approach to a translation practice which is hardly known and studied. It is a young practice, still a minority but with its own traits and characteristics. Young, because we have had to wait for Catalan to start its normalization process before being able to find translations between Catalan and Spanish; a minority because it is not present in all professional areas; and it is not prototypical because it is a type of translation which does not necessarily abide to the criteria of intelligibility (which is, after all, the reason for being of the translation): translate to make understand. In the case of Catalan and Spanish it does not always obey to this purpose because both languages are known by most speakers of the Catalan-speaking zones. The present work provides a revision of two of the areas in which it is present nowadays, such as the literary and the audiovisual ones, with the purpose of making this type of translation known in order to fill in an obvious gap in translation Studies. In consequence, the reasons that explain its presence or absence (many of them linked to political decisions) will be analysed as well as the trends that can be examined.

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Published on 31/03/06
Accepted on 31/03/06
Submitted on 31/03/06

Volume 21, Issue 1, 2006
DOI: 10.7203/caplletra.40.4849
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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