Quotations in translation: A case study

Ailish Maher


Quotations pose specific requirements regarding attribution, scientific integrity and copyright and so place an onus on the translator to assume – at least some – responsibility for compliance with these requirements in the translated text. This article examines and systematically applies style guide criteria to a set of quotations that were sufficiently varied and numerous to constitute a useful case study. The article concludes by discussing dilemmas and suggesting tentative guiding principles.



Quotation; translation; citation; bibliography

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