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Book: Systemic Functional Translation Studies

Chapter: What is Systemic Functional Translation Studies?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.36934


Chapter 1 orients the book with a general introduction to systemic functional translation studies (SFTS). We first explain the relationship between translation and linguistics. Then, we define SFTS, differentiate SFTS from other functional approaches to translation, and locate SFTS in the map of translation studies. Towards the end of this chapter, we present a brief history of SFTS by highlighting various important works, models, and frameworks.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ma Yuanyi ( - myuanyi) 'Hong Kong Polytechnic University'
  • Wang Bo ( - bowang) 'Sun Yat-sen University, China'