Business Translation Services: Domesticating… here we are again!

By |June 9th, 2011|

Today I stumbled again into Lawrence Venuti’s book The Translator’s Invisibility and thought that it would be a good occasion to draw from one of his essays to give you a more real example of a domesticating translation, as we talked about a few posts ago. As a quick recap, domestication and foreignisation are two opposing methods of translation, which can be used in many areas of the industry, including business translation services.

In 1636 Sir John Denham published his translation of the Aeneid and he commented on his own work by saying that he had followed Horace’s suggestion to translate […]